FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator, Kevin Moore leading a gallery tour. Photo by Mary Ellen

FotoFocus Programming

Since 2010, FotoFocus has engaged art and educational institutions throughout the region to support and expand the cultural dialogue with an emphasis on intellectually and academically rigorous programs. Signature programming includes the FotoFocus Biennial, FotoFocus Symposium, 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

Continuing Initiatives

In addition to the Biennials and the Lecture and Visiting Artist Series, FotoFocus continues to support visual and educational projects within the photographic realm that align with its mission. FotoFocus has provided support to the Cincinnati Film Society project presented at the Cincinnati Art Museum; the Fractured Atlas lens-based project in Havana, Cuba; screenings at Paris Photo LA; the screening of the film Punctured by artist, William E. Jones, at the Arles Photography Festival in southern France; the follow up discussion to the Mapplethorpe + 25 symposium at the New Museum in New York;  and the presentation of William Kentridge’s More Sweetly Play the Dance at the Cincinnati Art Museum among many others. 

Recently, FotoFocus provided support for the presentation of the World War I photography exhibition at the Cincinnati Museum Center, the multimedia performance of BERLIN’s Zvizdal [Chernobyl – so far so close] at Lightborne Studios, and was a season sponsor of The Mini Microcinema. Partnerships with significant organizations such as these—venues that specialize in remarkable lens-based projects, are a vital part of what makes FotoFocus such an impactful contributor to the community.