The Lens

POSTPONED: Announcing Elaine Mayes as FotoFocus 2020 Visiting Artist

Posted on March 3, 2020

Dear FotoFocus Friends and Family,

We expect this will not come as a surprise, but we are deeply sorry to announce that we must reschedule our upcoming talk with Elaine Mayes and our SECOND SCREENS film screenings in April and May.

We can’t wait to share the amazing work and words of Elaine Mayes with all of you, as well as the inspiring, creative films that have helped bring us closer together as a community.

We will share new dates as soon as we can. Until then, we will be uploading videos... Continue


Announces New Moving Image Program for 2020, SECOND SCREENS, to Celebrate the Non-Profit’s 10th Anniversary

Posted on December 17, 2019

The new FotoFocus Film Curator at Large, C. Jacqueline Wood will spearhead a new free monthly film series presented by FotoFocus across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky every second Tuesday in 2020 titled SECOND SCREENS, which will celebrate the non-profit organization’s tenth anniversary and expand its mission of promoting lens-based art to fully encompass film, video, and the moving image.

The aim of SECOND SCREENS is to enrich Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s cinematic landscape through public screenings of works that span many years, subjects, and genres, including narrative, documentary, avant-garde, and animation. Cutting-edge contemporary films and classic... Continue


FotoFocus Appoints C. Jacqueline Wood as FotoFocus Film Curator at Large

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FotoFocus is pleased to announce it has appointed Cincinnati-based film specialist and artist C. Jacqueline Wood as FotoFocus Film Curator at Large. In her role, Wood will spearhead a new free monthly film series presented by FotoFocus across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky every second Tuesday in 2020 titled SECOND SCREENS, which will celebrate the non-profit organization’s tenth anniversary and expand its mission of promoting lens-based art to fully encompass film, video, and the moving image.

The aim of SECOND SCREENS is to enrich Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s cinematic landscape through public screenings of works that... Continue


Thank You for Making AutoUpdate a Success!

Posted on October 29, 2019

The FotoFocus Symposium, AutoUpdate: Photography in the Electronic Age brought together a rich diversity of speakers to address digital technology’s impact on photography and video, and its disruption of art making and news cycles in a media obsessed world. This series of lectures and panel discussions included international artists and speakers addressing photography’s part in the current global crisis of information exchange; the fate of documentary filmmaking in a “post-truth” age; and a historical and philosophical assessment of digital imaging, past and future.

The accompanying exhibition, AutoUpdate, features 44 artists from Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana who work at the intersection of photography and new media,... Continue


Exploring Light and Its Contrasts

Posted on May 10, 2019

On April 28th FotoFocus announced that in lieu of presenting the fifth FotoFocus Biennial, originally slated for October 2020, it pledged its Biennial budget to financially support the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio art communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

FotoFocus gave an emergency art grant in the amount of $800,000 to over 100 Participating Venues and Partners that were selected to present as part of the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial.

The next FotoFocus Biennial will take place in October 2022 with a new theme. The Program Week is scheduled for Friday, October 1 –... Continue