The Lens

The Lens is the FotoFocus editorial platform, highlighting our programming and featuring in-depth conversations on photography and the moving image drawn from perspectives and insights in our community, throughout our region, and around the globe.


Intermedio is Making the FotoFocus ArtHub an Audience-Controlled Aural-Visual Experience

Posted on July 26, 2018

For FotoFocus’s 2018 ArtHub—an inflatable pop-up project space—local creative studio Intermedio will create “In Place of Forgetting”: an interactive multi-channel audio-visual installation that explores “the contemporary overabundance of memory and its impact on the quality of the experiences we attempt to remember.” A group of artists, designers, musicians, experimenters, and coders that engage audiences through the creation of aurally and visually immersive environments and performances, Intermedio’s founders Justin West and Sam Ferris-Morris met while studying music composition at Heidelberg University. In searching for people with architectural modeling and design backgrounds to collaborate with in Cincinnati, the two subsequently met multidisciplinary designer Eric Blythe in 2014... Continue

FotoFocus ArtHub: Open Call for Entries

Posted on March 22, 2018

FotoFocus is excited to announce a Call for Entries to curators, artists, and communities in the Greater Cincinnati region to activate the FotoFocus ArtHub during the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial. The FotoFocus ArtHub is an inflatable pop-up project space that can be used for exhibitions, installations, performances, workshops, projections—we are looking for creative approaches, so don’t hold back. Projects should embrace this year’s Biennial theme, Open Archive—an exploration of how we organize and care for the unruly abundance inherent in lens-based art—and we encourage ideas that bring together community spirit and collaborative efforts, in alignment with the organization’s lens-based focus. FotoFocus will award $10,000 in support... Continue