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Thursday September 29, 2022

Current will be screening on a continuious loop in The Carnegie Theatre. The film duration is 42 minutes.

Artist talk with Tim Harrier.

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.

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

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.

Opening Reception for ALL FALLS DOWN . Artist Talk with Gregory Buchakjian and William Howes begins at 6pm.

Opening Reception for Raul Cañibano: Cuba Real . Curaotr Talk with Jens G Rosenkrantz Jr begins at 7pm.

In celebration of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial, J.P. Ball: A Black Daguerreotypist, Entrepreneur, and Activist in 19th Century Cincinnati join us for a reception and talk by University of Cincinnati Art History Professor Theresa Leininger-Miller. Reservation Required: https://mercantilelibrary.com/calendar/fotofocus-exhibit-opening-james-presley-ball/

Visitors will enjoy a short walkthrough of this outdoor exhibition and listen to photographer Tom Croce talk about his motivation to connect the photographs to nature.

Reservation Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/manifest-30331462326

Friday September 30, 2022

Access to the entire FotoFocus Biennial Program Week is a benefit of being a 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Passport holder. GET THE PASSPORT for free entry and exclusive events!

Current will be screening on a continuious loop in The Carnegie Theatre. The film duration is 42 minutes.

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

The AAC welcomes the public to view our first-ever, student-curated FotoFocus exhibition about the relationships between humans and nature.

Artist Logan Hicks will discuss his process and experience documenting the visual and emotional impact of lockdowns on New York City.

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.

Students in the “Curating the Record” course offered Spring 2022 selected, curated, and created the catalog for the exhibition will give a public tour of the gallery.

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

Current will be screening on a continuious loop in The Carnegie Theatre. The film duration is 42 minutes.

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

Opening Day Reception with refreshments & live music. Awards ceremony begins at 2pm.

A conversation about Guennadi and Sasha Maslov’s photography practices and personal influences.

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.

Robin Bell will give an artist talk to the public about his site-specific installation at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.