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FotoFocus Announces 2022 Biennial Theme: World Record

Posted on April 13, 2021

FotoFocus is pleased to announce that the theme for its sixth edition of the FotoFocus Biennial will be World Record. The 2022 Biennial will activate museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Columbus, Ohio, in October 2022, with a concentrated week of programming held October 1–8, 2022, and preview events on September 30, 2022.
The theme World Record considers film and photography’s extensive record of life on earth, while exploring humankind’s impact on the natural world and the choices—for ill or good—we now face as a global community.
Since its invention, photography has recorded plant varieties, animal species and behaviors, habitats, weather conditions, geologic upheavals, as well as the “other worlds” of moons, planets, stars, and galaxies. This mass documentation has fed knowledge, creating a scientific record that has enriched our understanding of life. But it has also contributed to the exploitation of natural resources and their increasing scarcity, lending data to rampant industrial development that threatens the very resources it is based on.