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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

Join us for Young Adult Lab: Zine Club, a free drop-in art making program for young adults. All supplies will be provided by the CAC.

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.

Friday October 7, 2022

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

Photographer Damon Wilson leads a tour through downtown Cincinnati where he shows how to capture the locations recorded by Curtis Gates Lloyd 100 years ago, demonstrating Lloyd’s techniques and style.

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

As part of Made In Camp, Curators Gregory and Molina will work collaboratively with the public to identify ways in which their phones can be instruments for photographic tenderness.

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.

Saturday October 15, 2022

“Peace by Piece”, a workshop conducted by the artist where participants create individual segments of a larger portrait that is revealed when the components are assembled. For children and adults.

Families and children will have fun visiting themed craft and activity stations to further their underwater excursion.

Saturday October 22, 2022

Darren Lee Miller shares the techniques he uses in creating his on-location portraits. He will emphasize his role as “photo technician and a careful listener” to create images together.

Sunday October 23, 2022

Guests of all ages will learn about the basics of nature photography while interacting with various Cincinnati Nature Center volunteer photographers. Rain or Shine event.

Saturday November 5, 2022

Inspired by the Wex’s fall 2022 exhibitions, Carlos Motta: Your Monsters, Our Idols and Sharing Circles: Carol Newhouse and the WomanShare Collective, this participatory gathering invites collective exploration of place and community through queer and decolonial lenses. More details coming soon, visit www.wexarts.org for updates!