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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 Presents: Roger Ross Williams

Posted on January 30, 2024

FotoFocus is pleased to present the Spring 2024 Lecture and Visiting Artist Series with Roger Ross Williams.

Details

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 6pmNational Underground Railroad Freedom Center50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This event is free and open to the public, but we encourage you to let us know that you plan to attend. A public reception will immediately follow the talk.

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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


Melvin Grier: It Was Always About the Work

Posted on June 15, 2023

With over three decades of experience at The Cincinnati Post and an accomplished career as an independent artist, photographer Melvin Grier (Cincinnati, OH) will open an exhibition at the Weston Art Gallery that serves as an expansive catalog of works that showcase his photographic journey. It Was Always About the Work is on view at the Weston Art Gallery from June 16–August 20, 2023.

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Mary Mattingly Named 2023 Guggenheim Fellow

Posted on May 9, 2023

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Artist Mary Mattingly was named as a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow and plans to use this opportunity for a project, Shoal, that will utilize waterways common law as a workaround for public land laws. This will increase the accessibility of public food in New York City by continuing to change foraging and growing policy on public land. FotoFocus welcomed Mattingly to Cincinnati in April 2022 for the Telephotography Symposium and pieces from her project Pull were part of the 2022 FotoFocus Curated Exhibition, On The Line.

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2022 FotoFocus Biennial Artist Baseera Khan Wins MTV Reality Competition

Posted on April 18, 2023

2022 FotoFocus Biennial Artist Baseera Khan recently won MTV's reality competition The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist. Khan competed against six other artists for the chance to win a cash prize and a solo exhibition at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. FotoFocus reached out to Khan to learn more about their experience on the show.

Anyone living in the 21st-century is likely familiar with the cultural phenomenon that is reality television competition. From MTV originals like The Real World and the plethora... Continue reading 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Artist Baseera Khan Wins MTV Reality Competition