Second Century: Photography, Feminism, Politics: Women of Latin American Film panel moderated by Michelle Farrell. Photo by Jacob Drabik

FotoFocus Symposiums

The FotoFocus Symposium is a day-long program designed to bring together artists, curators, writers, critics, and collectors to discuss a single theme and its relationship to lens-based art and the world today. These conversations bring together a diverse group of speakers to engage in timely and in-depth conversations around art in the current social and political climate.

The first FotoFocus Symposium, Mapplethorpe + 25, marked the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Robert Mapplethorpe’s historic exhibition The Perfect Moment at Cincinnati’s own Contemporary Arts Center and is an example of the outstanding programming developed by FotoFocus through partnerships. The symposium included participants who had direct knowledge of the artist, his work, and the exhibition which became a decisive point in the U.S Culture Wars.

Visit for more information.

FotoFocus Symposium

All FotoFocus Symposium Programming