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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.


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


FotoFocus Biennial: Program Week Video Gallery

Posted on December 1, 2022

FotoFocus is excited to share videos from the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record Program Week. The 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Program Week, which ran September 29–October 8, constitutes the core of the Biennial, establishing the theme and dialogues that unite the broader programming. Featuring keynotes lectures, conversations, screenings, and receptions with exceptional artists and curators, the Biennial Program is designed to inspire conversations about the world through photography and lens-based art.

Be sure to check back for a highlight video of the October 2, 2022 Keynote Lecture by Jeff Orlowski-Yang, Director, Producer, and... Continue


FotoFocus Biennial Celebrates Largest Edition to Date

Posted on October 27, 2022

Over 100 Photography and Lens-based Art Exhibitions and Projects at 90 Venues Remain On View Throughout October and into Early 2023

FotoFocus, the Cincinnati-based non-profit arts organization devoted to photography and lens-based art, celebrated the opening week of the sixth edition of the FotoFocus Biennial September 29–October 8 with dozens of Biennial Program Week events. An ambitious collaboration between FotoFocus and the region’s museums, galleries, universities and non-traditional spaces, the FotoFocus Biennial brings international exhibitions and projects to a month-long celebration of photography in the... Continue


New 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Publications

Posted on October 7, 2022

FotoFocus is committed to producing printed materials, through publishing initiatives and partnerships, including the FotoFocus Biennial Catalogues, artist books, exhibition catalogues, and monographs. Our website provides a full list of FotoFocus publications from over the years. Check out the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Publications below:

Free as they want to be: Artists Committed to Memory

By Cheryl Finley, Deborah Willis

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What to See: Recommendations from FotoFocus Biennial Director

Posted on September 27, 2022

With 101 projects as part of this Biennial, it can be overwhelming to decide what to see first! FotoFocus Biennial Director, Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, shares insights on some of the 101 projects and a few recommendations to get you started.

By: Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, FotoFocus Biennial Director

The FotoFocus Biennial, and the mission of FotoFocus itself, seeks to connect local, regional, national, and international communities through a celebration of photography. The biennial, with its record number of 101 projects... Continue