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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 Featured Projects for 2024 FotoFocus Biennial: backstories

Posted on March 13, 2024

America’s Largest Photography Biennial Returns This Fall for Most Ambitious Edition Yet, With Major International Survey of Barbara Probst; Solo Exhibitions by Chip Thomas and Ming Smith; Retrospectives of Ansel Adams, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, and More

In a Press Release originally published on March 13, 2024, FotoFocus proudly announces Featured Projects for the seventh edition of the FotoFocus Biennial, which takes place throughout the month of October, with an Opening Weekend Program September 26–28, 2024.

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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.


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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2023: Our Year in Review

Posted on December 14, 2023

2023 has been an exciting year for FotoFocus. From watching construction progress on the FotoFocus Center, to hosting both the Visiting Lecture and Artist Series and Symposium, and planning for the 2024 Biennial, we managed to keep busy.

So, here we present: Five things that shaped our 2023.

Construction of the FotoFocus Center began January 9. Continue reading 2023: Our Year in Review

The Convening Video Gallery

Posted on November 28, 2023

Creative Time and FotoFocus held The Convening, a series of critical dialogues, artist interventions, and performances at various locations across Cincinnati on October 20 & 21, 2023. Featuring artists, critics, curators, and other distinguished guest speakers, the 2023 Symposium was structured loosely around three earth-based thematics—land, waterways, and trees, and brought together national and local artists, activists, and thinkers whose work considers histories of land, particularly American histories that coalesced in the Cincinnati region. A Friday-night welcome event and performance took place at MECCA OTR, which was followed by a full day of discussions held at... Continue reading The Convening Video Gallery

Q&A with Anissa Lewis, Artist and Wave Pool Executive Director

Posted on October 18, 2023

Anissa Lewis is an artist based in Covington, KY and serves as the Executive Director at Wave Pool. FotoFocus interviewed Lewis to learn more about her participation in The Convening and what's coming next.

Anissa R. Lewis is an artist based in Covington, KY. Lewis holds a deep belief in community and identity, and understands that there is power in place, access, and stories. This view has led her to teach, to activate community-based projects, and to make art for... Continue reading Q&A with Anissa Lewis, Artist and Wave Pool Executive Director