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Thursday September 29, 2022

Passport-holder exclusive. Join the Member Preview Opening Reception for Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones.

*Complimentary shuttle service runs continuously between Cincinnati Art Museum and the Taft Museum of Art throughout the evening, with service available for Members and FotoFocus Passport Holders.

Passport-holder exclusive. The museum welcomes Members and FotoFocus Passport Holders to celebrate the opening of Natural World with a self-guided exhibition preview and refreshments. Co-hosts for the evening include FotoFocus and The Donald P. Sowell Endowment Committee.

A conversation with the artists Jason Allen-Paisant, John Edmonds, and David Hartt, with Curator of Photography Nathaniel M. Stein, will begin at 7pm.

*Complimentary shuttle service runs continuously between Cincinnati Art Museum and the Taft Museum of Art throughout the evening, with service available for Members and FotoFocus Passport Holders.

Friday September 30, 2022

Free and open to the public. Opening reception for Tony Ousler: Crossing Neptune.

Passport-holder exclusive. Join the early access Member Reception and Tours for the exhibitions On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith; Images on which to build, 1970s–1990s; and Baseera Khan: Weight on History.

Free and open to the public. Join the reception for the exhibitions On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith; Images on which to build, 1970s–1990s; Baseera Khan: Weight on History; and Cameron Granger: The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Heaven.

Saturday October 1, 2022

9am Breakfast

9:45am Opening Remarks by Mary Ellen Goeke, FotoFocus Executive Director

10am Introduction by Kevin Moore: Photographs are the Monuments of Our Online Visual Culture
Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator

10:30am Discussion of Images on which to build, 1970s–1990s
Moderated by: Ariel Goldberg, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Independent Writer and Curator, New York, NY, with panelists: JEB (Joan E. Biren), Photographer, Filmmaker, and Activist, Washington, D.C.; Lola Flash, Photographer, New York, NY; Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Co-coordinator, Lesbian Herstory Archives and Associate Dean, NYU Libraries, New York, NY; and Diana Solís, Photographer and Educator, Chicago, IL

11:30am Artist Talk by Ian Strange
Ian Strange, Transdisciplinary Artist, Perth, Australia

Noon Lunch Break

1pm Reading by Jason Allen-Paisant
Jason Allen-Paisant, Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

1:30pm Discussion of On The Line: Documents of Risk and Faith
Co-moderated by Makeda Best, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, and Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator, with artists: Mitch Epstein, Photographer, Holyoke, MA, and Xaviera Simmons, Artists, New York, NY

2:30pm Conversation with Baseera Khan and Ylinka Barotto
Ylinka Barotto, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Independent Curator, Houston, TX with Baseera Khan, Artist, New York, NY

3:30pm Keynote Lecture by Makeda Best, Devour the Land
Makeda Best, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Free and open to the public. Join the Opening Reception and Street Party for Ian Strange: Disturbed Home and Ian Strange: Annex at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Sunday October 2, 2022

12:45pm Opening Remarks by Mary Ellen Goeke, FotoFocus Executive Director, and Woodrow “Woody” Keown, Jr., President & Chief Operating Officer at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

1pm Reading by Deborah Willis on J.P. Ball
Deborah Willis, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, New York, NY

1:30pm Artist Talk by Myra Greene
Myra Greene, Artist and Photographer, Atlanta, GA

2pm Conversation with Tony Oursler and Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator, with Tony Oursler, Artist, New York, NY

3pm Discussion of 'Free As They Want to Be': Artists Committed to Memory
Co-moderated by Cheryl Finley, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Director of the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History at Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, and Deborah Willis, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, New York, NY, with artists: Adama Delphine Fawundu, Artist and Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Brooklyn, NY, Wendel White, Distinguished Professor of Art & American Studies at Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, and TBC...

4pm Keynote Lecture by Jeff Orlowski-Yang
Jeff Orlowski-Yang, Director, Producer, and Cinematographer, Boulder, CO

Reception to follow

Join the reception of 'Free as they want to be': Artists Committed to Memory, following the FotoFocus Daytime Symposium at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Tuesday October 4, 2022

Reception & Panel Discussion: Exploring the Historical Archive: How a Community of Users Can Give Different Perspectives for New Understandings. Britni Bicknaver (Artist/Educator), James DaMico (Archivist/Curator), and Larry Richmond (Mgr. Local History, Genealogy) discuss the impact of our historical visual archives on understanding collective moments.

An informal discussion with artist Michael Coppage, moderated by Kyle Inskeep of WLWT (Channel 5) about the exhibition American+.

Wednesday October 5, 2022

Join Shannon Eggleston, Executive Director of i.imagine, and participating photographers on a walking tour of Wildest Dreams.

An open discussion with Photography and Tenderness Curators Eliza Gregory and Lorena Molina.

Thursday October 6, 2022

Passport-holder exclusive. Pepper Stetler, Associate Professor of Art History and FotoFocus guest curator, will discuss the exhibition Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones.

Part of a film series, each screening is followed by a conversation between Mary Leonard and filmmakers or film scholars. Conversation followed by a reception.

A performance unlike any other, watch Roger work the projectors, switching out Film reels of both original and found footage building a collective panoramic of sight and sound. Performance starts at 8:00pm Performance in the Auditorium.

Friday October 7, 2022

A walking tour will leave the gallery to Mill Creek at 7pm. Once on the creek, viewers will experience artist performances.

Opening reception with Society of Photographic Education Women's Caucus Chair, Sarah Ann Austin, in conversation with Xavier University Art Department Chair, Suzanne Chouteau, and Curator, Jordanne Renner.

Saturday October 8, 2022

Join Local Eyes, a group of five Cincinnati-based photographers, as they discuss the exhibition theme and artwork selection.

Free and open to the public. Panel talk moderated by author Sergio Aguillón-Mata, featuring curators: Matt Distel, Esther Callahan, Daniel Fuller, Cameron Granger, and Tif Sigfrids for These Things Are Connected at The Carnegie, followed by a reception at 5pm.

Free and open to the public. Join the reception for These Things Are Connected, following a Panel Talk featuring the curators.

Free and open to the public. Reception and Talk for Liz Roberts: Post Blonde.

Friday October 14, 2022

FotoFocus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra present Sun Dogs. Named after an atmospheric optical phenomenon, the program features pairs of composers and filmmakers in collaboration, each offering a unique perspective of the natural world through short-format films fused with new music performed by the CSO, conducted by CSO Creative Partner, Matthias Pintscher. Produced in collaboration … Continued

FotoFocus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra present Sun Dogs. Named after an atmospheric optical phenomenon, the program features pairs of composers and filmmakers in collaboration, each offering a unique perspective of the natural world through short-format films fused with new music performed by the CSO, conducted by CSO Creative Partner, Matthias Pintscher. Produced in collaboration … Continued

Saturday October 15, 2022

FotoFocus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra present Sun Dogs. Named after an atmospheric optical phenomenon, the program features pairs of composers and filmmakers in collaboration, each offering a unique perspective of the natural world through short-format films fused with new music performed by the CSO, conducted by CSO Creative Partner, Matthias Pintscher. Produced in collaboration … Continued

FotoFocus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra present Sun Dogs. Named after an atmospheric optical phenomenon, the program features pairs of composers and filmmakers in collaboration, each offering a unique perspective of the natural world through short-format films fused with new music performed by the CSO, conducted by CSO Creative Partner, Matthias Pintscher. Produced in collaboration … Continued

Sunday October 16, 2022

FotoFocus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra present Sun Dogs. Named after an atmospheric optical phenomenon, the program features pairs of composers and filmmakers in collaboration, each offering a unique perspective of the natural world through short-format films fused with new music performed by the CSO, conducted by CSO Creative Partner, Matthias Pintscher. Produced in collaboration … Continued

Friday October 21, 2022

The Summit Gallery opening reception features an immersive installation as well as additional works created during the Maidens’ year-long Summit Hotel residency. For the Artist Talk the artists behind the fictional group, Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running, discuss strategies and challenges related to their year-long residency at the Summit Hotel, and their work in general with a performance to follow.

Artist Talk: 6-7pm
Performance: 7:30-8pm