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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.


2024 FotoFocus Biennial Call For Entry

Posted on August 15, 2023

FotoFocus is giving curators and artists an opportunity to pitch an exhibition and/or project to be featured in the 2024 FotoFocus Biennial and will award up to $10,000 in support for the selected 2024 FotoFocus Biennial project(s).

FotoFocus is excited to announce a Call for Entry opportunity, a new category for applicants to the upcoming 2024 FotoFocus Biennial. FotoFocus welcomes proposals from curators and artists in the region to activate a project (exhibition, installation, screening, performance,... Continue reading 2024 FotoFocus Biennial Call For Entry


Creative Time and FotoFocus Unite for The Convening in Cincinnati

Posted on July 25, 2023

Weekend of Talks and Performances (October 20 & 21, 2023), Anticipating Charles Gaines’ 2024 The American Manifest Exhibition

Creative Time and FotoFocus are pleased to announce their partnership for The Convening, a special series of public talks and performances in Cincinnati, featuring artists, critics, curators, and other distinguished guest speakers. A welcome event and performance will take place at Mecca OTR on Friday, October 20, 2023, followed by a full day of discussions held at two venues: the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center... Continue reading Creative Time and FotoFocus Unite for The Convening in Cincinnati


FotoFocus Announces 2024 Biennial Theme

Posted on April 25, 2023

America’s Largest Photography Biennial Explores All Aspects of Stories Existing Outside the Frame

FotoFocus, the nonprofit arts organization championing photography and lens-based art, is pleased to announce the theme of the seventh edition of its FotoFocus Biennial is backstories. Held in October 2024, this edition will strive to uncover stories told through photography that may not be evident upon first glance. 

FotoFocus will welcome global artists, curators, critics, educators, and regional visitors to experience and participate in exhibitions, talks, performances, screenings,... Continue reading FotoFocus Announces 2024 Biennial Theme