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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.


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.

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FotoFocus Presents: Sky Hopinka

Posted on February 9, 2023

FotoFocus is pleased to present the Spring 2023 Lecture and Visiting Artist Series with Sky Hopinka.

Details

Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:00pmFath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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Free and Open to the Public

Seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Free parking is available.

Public Reception

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The Future is Bright for FotoFocus

Posted on January 11, 2023

Letter from the Executive Director

Thank you to everyone who supported FotoFocus in 2022. Last year was a stellar undertaking by the organization: we hosted the Telephotography Symposium in April (postponed from its original October schedule) along with the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record. These two signature programs brought a record number of artists, curators, and enthusiasts together for thoughtful conversations, exhibitions, and programs throughout the year. These events addressed topics as far ranging as early experimentations of photographing electricity, the use of timelapse photography in recording glacial melting... Continue reading The Future is Bright for FotoFocus


FotoFocus Executive Director Announcement

Posted on December 12, 2022

FotoFocus Announces Retirement of Executive Director Mary Ellen Goeke Biennial DirectorKatherine Ryckman Siegwarth Named Successor

FotoFocus, the nonprofit dedicated to championing  photography and lens-based art, today announced that its founding Executive Director Mary Ellen Goeke will retire at the end of 2022. She will be succeeded by FotoFocus Biennial Director Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, who will take the role of the second FotoFocus Executive Director since the institution’s founding in 2010. The transition is marked by a moment of tremendous growth, as FotoFocus plans to build a new center for photography and lens-based art in Cincinnati that will ensure the... Continue reading FotoFocus Executive Director Announcement


East & Central Cincinnati Neighborhood Spotlight

Posted on October 22, 2022

As part of the 2022 Biennial, FotoFocus is featuring a number of Neighborhood Spotlight Days: Opportunities to visit multiple Participating Venues in certain geographic locations on a day when artists, curators, and more will likely be present, along with other neighborhood activities—a great chance to dive into the energy of the Biennial… and map out a plan to get to venues in a year with such a chock-full exhibition list. Each day, you’re invited on a journey through art and the communities hosting it.

Featured here: East & Central Cincinnati; Saturday, October 22

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