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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.

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


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

Kevin Moore Discusses World Record Theme Ahead of the Biennial

Posted on September 20, 2022

FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore discusses the 2022 Biennial theme. He said, “World Record certainly is about the climate crisis. But it’s also about the different social crises climate change is causing and exacerbating. And this is something we are all experiencing, not just the people in the most critically affected regions of the planet.”

By: Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator

I remember noticing about a year ago when the conversations around climate change and social justice... Continue

Q&A with Guest Curator Nathaniel Stein

Posted on September 6, 2022

Dr. Nathaniel M. Stein is Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Stein holds degrees in art history from Wesleyan University and Brown University, where his doctoral research focused on the history of photography in India. Natural World will run September 30, 2022–January 15, 2023 at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Passport holders have access to the member preview reception and artist conversation on Friday, September 30, 2022 from 5–8 pm.

Dr. Nathaniel M. Stein is Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Stein holds degrees in art... Continue

FotoFocus Announces Biennial Program Opening Events

Posted on August 31, 2022

Celebrations Begin September 29, 2022, with Receptions, Screenings, Panel Discussions, Keynote Lectures by Jeff Orlowski-Yang and Makeda Best, and Talks with JEB (Joan E. Biren), John Edmonds, Mitch Epstein, Dara Friedman, Baseera Khan, Tony Oursler, Xaviera Simmons, and more

The FotoFocus Biennial will return for its sixth and largest edition to date this fall, with an opening week of celebrations and special events taking place across the Greater Cincinnati region beginning September 29, 2022. The Biennial Program Week (September 29–October 8) will ignite conversation around this edition’s theme of... Continue