FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator, Kevin Moore leading a gallery tour

FotoFocus Programming

Since 2010, FotoFocus has presented photographic and lens-based programming that supports and expands the cultural dialogue, inspiring conversations about the world through photography. Signature programming includes the FotoFocus Biennial, FotoFocus Symposium, FotoFocus Film Program, and FotoFocus Lecture and Visiting Artist Series.


William E. Jones, Punctured, 2010. Sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 4 min., 56 sec., loop. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

FotoFocus Partnerships

FotoFocus provides additional funding and support to partners presenting lens-based projects and educational programs that are accessible and engaging to the public. These collaborations are a vital part of what makes FotoFocus such an impactful contributor to the community.

2020 FotoFocus Supported Programming

In lieu of presenting the fifth FotoFocus Biennial, FotoFocus pledged its 2020 Biennial budget to financially support the region’s art community during the coronavirus pandemic. Over 100 Participating Venues and Partners received support from FotoFocus. Despite the global crisis, many of the venues were able to present their original exhibitions, support other projects, or develop new and responsive programming made possible by the FotoFocus Emergency Art Grant.

Why We Walk

Film Premier TBA, Cincinnati, OH
2021

RESIDUE

The Carnegie, Covington, KY
Jun 17–Oct 2, 2021

UC DAAP Curated Exhibitions

Elote Loco Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2020–2021


Lean [in] To

CampSITE Social Sculpture Park, Cincinnati, OH
Jan–May 2021

November

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
Jan 19–Mar 6, 2021

Performarama

PIQUE, Covington, KY
Apr 23–24, 2021

Material Message: Photographs of Fabric

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
May 15–Jun 26, 2021

SITE 1212

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2020

Lighten the Load: A PSA Series by Geers of Change

Ledge Gallery Goes All-City, Cincinnati, OH
2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

Built to Last: The Taft Historic House at 200

Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
Jul 10, 2020–May 23, 2021

Fusion

i.imagine at the Purple People Bridge, Cincinnati, OH
Jul 19–Aug 14, 2020

Lois Conner, platinum-palladium print from a negative made by Ema Spencer, 2020. Columbus Museum of Art.
No Mere Button-Pressers: Clarence H. White, Ema Spencer, and The Newark Camera Club

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Aug 1–Dec 13, 2020

Chasing Light: Black & White Photography

Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
Aug 25–Dec 11, 2020

Close Contact: Photography, Nature, and the Alternative Process

1628 Ltd., Cincinnati, OH
Sept 3–Nov 21, 2020

Square of the Distance

1628 Ltd., Cincinnati, OH
Sept 3–Nov 21, 2020

ILLUMINATE

Dayton Society of Artists, Dayton, OH
Sept 4–Oct 31, 2020

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 4–Nov 8, 2020

Marjolijn Dijkman: Earthing Discharge

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 4, 2020–Mar 21, 2021

Miller Gallery Interactive 360° Virtual Exhibition

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 5–Oct 26, 2020

Image Interference

BasketShop Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 12–Oct 10, 2020

Outcry

Wave Pool, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 12–Nov 7, 2020

The Journey and The Dream

The Welcome Project, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 12–Nov 14, 2020

Beacon

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 12–Nov 21, 2020

UPRISING

Kennedy Heights Arts Center with Art Beyond Boundaries, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 12–Nov 28, 2020

Archiving Eden: Dornith Doherty Photographs

The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
Sept 12, 2020–Jan 10, 2021

Third Place

Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 18–Oct 24, 2020

Stillness and Receptivity

Indian Hill Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 18–Nov 1, 2020

A(artistic)x I(nteresting)x P(owerful)

Art Academy of Cincinnati: Ruthe G. Pearlman Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 25–Oct 23, 2020

LET THERE BE.

Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 25–Oct 23, 2020

Witness Marks

Off Ludlow Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 25–Oct 30, 2020

Sight

Iris BookCafé and Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 25, 2020–Mar 31, 2021

Través de las Sombras [Through the Shadows]

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 26–Nov 6, 2020

NOT Just the Hits… 1971 – 2020: 50 Gold Greats?

Ruth’s Parkside Café, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 28–Nov 14, 2020

Heart and Soul

ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 2020

Bound and Determined

Northern Kentucky University: Visual Arts Galleries , Highland Heights, KY
Oct 2020

Invisispectrum

POPPED ART, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 2020

This Feels Nice

University of Dayton Radial Gallery with The Blue House Arts, Dayton, OH
Oct 1–21, 2020

The Forgotten March of the Poor

DAAP Galleries:: Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 1–Nov 9, 2020

Still They Persist: Hindsight is 2020

DAAP Galleries:: Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 1–Nov 19, 2020

The Light, The Resistance

OTR Bagel Bar, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 1–Nov 30, 2020

Art Deco Architecture of Cincinnati: Photographs by J. Miles Wolf

Cincinnati Preservation Association, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 1, 2020–Jan 3, 2021

My View

Redtree Art Gallery & Coffee Shop, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 2–Nov 13, 2020

Flickering on the Edge of Anthropocene

Blockfort Gallery, Columbus, OH
Oct 2–Nov 21, 2020

Light, Time, and the Ever-changing Perspective

The Mohawk Gallery at Robin Imaging, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 3–Dec 5, 2020

Erie: Lost and Found

Rosewood Arts Centre: Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH
Oct 5–Nov 13, 2020

Oxford Community Arts Center - Sparks
Illuminating Community

Oxford Community Arts Center, Oxford, OH
Oct 9–Nov 6, 2020

Eisele Gallery - Steve McQueen on set of 'Love With A Proper Stranger', 1963
In the Limelight

Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 9–Nov 14, 2020

Found Moments

Keily Gallery, Kettering, OH
Oct 10–Dec 12, 2020

Veloceped

1305 Gallery at Machine Cinema, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 14–30, 2020

The Fundamental Wonder: Seeing Anew Through Camera Obscuras

Manifest Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 17 & 24, 2020

Let There Be…

Art Beyond Boundaries, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 18–Nov 13, 2020

Between the Leaves at the Lloyd Library and Museum

Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 19, 2020

Light, Shadow and Paper: Photograms as Self Portraits

Hoffner Lodge Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 22–Nov 7, 2020

What’s Your Community Light?

Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 23–25, 2020

The First Amendment

DIY at The Essex Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 29, 2020

Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts

The Carnegie, Covington, KY
Nov 1–Dec 19, 2020

Same Again

The Carnegie, Covington, KY
Nov 1–Dec 19, 2020

WE, the Women’s Caucus

SPE: Women Caucus, Columbus, OH
Nov 1, 2020–Feb 1, 2021

Here I Am: Making Photographs with Malcolm Wilson

Behringer-Crawford Museum , Covington, KY
Dec 20, 2020

2019 Season Sponsor

The Mini Microcinema, Cincinnati, OH
2019

BERLIN: Zvizdal [Chernobyl—so far so close]

Lightborne Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Jan 18–19, 2019

Until We Meet Again: Cincinnati Portraits from World War I

Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH
Jun 8–Sept 29, 2019

Multiverse

Lightborne Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 2019

Cincinnati Art Book Fair

The Carnegie, Covington, KY
Dec 14–15, 2019

PhotoFairs

World Photography, San Francisco, CA
Feb 23–25, 2018

2017 Season Sponsor

The Mini Microcinema, Cincinnati, OH
2017

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance

Cincinnati Museum Association, Cincinnati, OH
Apr 26, 2017–May 20, 2018

BLINK

Lightborne Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 12–15, 2017

Ballet Royalty Gala

Fractured Atlas, Havana, Cuba
Aug 20, 2016

Darkroom Project

Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH
Nov 2016

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

Cincinnati Film Society, Cincinnati, OH
Jun 12, 2015

Punctured

Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France
Jul 6–Sept 20, 2015

Sublime: The L.A. River

Alice F. & Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 11–Nov 8, 2015

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, 25 Years Later

New Museum, New York, NY
Nov 19, 2015

Passages

Alice F. & Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Mar 28–Jun 8, 2014

The Screenings

Paris Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA
Apr 25–27, 2014

Capturing the Essence

Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Spring 2013

Hilton Brothers: Artist Talk and Book Signing

Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
May 2, 2013

Reverberation: Capturing the Live Music Experience

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 3–30, 2013

JR [Inside/Out PhotoVan]

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Sept 21, 2013–Feb 2, 2014

These projects were supported by FotoFocus. All information and images provided by organization or venue.


BERLIN | Zvizdal [Chernobyl – so far so close], 2016. Film, 60 min. Courtesy of BERLIN

Past Programming

Multiverse, Collaboration with Lightborne Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio

Until We Meet Again: Cincinnati Portraits from World War I; Cincinnati Museum Center, Ohio

The Mini Microcinema, Season Sponsor; Cincinnati, Ohio

Zvizdal [Chernobyl – so far so close], BERLIN; Lightborne Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio

More Sweetly Play the Dance, William Kentridge; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio

Mapplethorpe + 25 Symposium Discussion; New Museum, New York

Punctured, William E. Jones; Arles Photography Festival, Arles, France

Screenings, FotoFocus at Paris Photo LA; Los Angeles, CA 

Fractured Atlas; Havana, Cuba

Reverberation: Capturing the Live Music Experience; Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Film Society; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio