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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.

FotoFocus Announces Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor

Posted on February 9, 2016

A Major Exhibition for Fotofocus Biennial 2016

October 7, 2016 – March 12, 2017 Contemporary Arts Center

The artist’s first solo museum show in the United States leads the month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art in Cincinnati, featuring over 50 exhibitions

FotoFocus Biennial 2016: Photography, the Undocument

October 1 – 31, 2016 Opening Programming: October 6 – 9, 2016 Cincinnati, Ohio


As part of the FotoFocus Biennial 2016, the October-long celebration of photography and lens-based art in Cincinnati, FotoFocus is pleased to announce the major museum exhibition Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor at the Contemporary Arts Center. The exhibition leads the programming for the FotoFocus Biennial 2016, exploring the theme... Continue

Announcing the Theme of FotoFocus Biennial 2016

Posted on April 8, 2015

FotoFocus Announces Photography, the Undocument FotoFocus Biennial 2016 Theme

FotoFocus, a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art in Cincinnati, Ohio, is pleased to announce the theme for the third edition of its Biennial: Photography, the Undocument. The Undocument questions the documentary character of photography, exploring the boundaries between facts and fabrications.

About the Theme

Photography is identified with objectivity, documentation, and realism. Yet the medium essentially abstracts the visible world, reducing its surfaces to two dimensions, editing down to a narrowly chosen single frame, and often presenting the world in black and white. Digital technologies of recent decades, allowing for seamless manipulation of photographs, have further... Continue