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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.


Call for Entry Highlight: The Trail of the Dead

Posted on June 3, 2024

For the 2024 iteration, FotoFocus announced a new Biennial initiative: Call for Entry Selections. These six selected projects highlight talent from the region’s artists and curators as part of the first large-scale regional Call for Entry in the Biennial’s history. Each month leading up to the Biennial, a Call for Entry project will be highlighted. Learn more about The Trail of the Dead, a combination of archival video, large-scale projection, mixed media collages, and photography. This project will be on view September 20–November 3, 2024 at the Continue reading Call for Entry Highlight: The Trail of the Dead


Call for Entry Highlight: Humphrey Gets His Flowers

Posted on April 26, 2024

For the 2024 iteration, FotoFocus announced a new Biennial initiative: Call for Entry Selections. These six selected projects highlight talent from the region’s artists and curators as part of the first large-scale regional Call for Entry in the Biennial’s history. Each month leading up to the Biennial, a Call for Entry project will be highlighted. Learn more about Humphrey Gets His Flowers, a combination of archival video, large-scale projection, mixed media collages, and photography. This project will be on view September 27, 2024–November 1, 2024 at Art Academy of Cincinnati: SITE1212.

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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

FotoFocus Announces 2024 Biennial Theme

Posted on April 25, 2023

America’s Largest Photography Biennial Explores All Aspects of Stories Existing Outside the Frame

FotoFocus, the nonprofit arts organization championing photography and lens-based art, is pleased to announce the theme of the seventh edition of its FotoFocus Biennial is backstories. Held in October 2024, this edition will strive to uncover stories told through photography that may not be evident upon first glance. 

FotoFocus will welcome global artists, curators, critics, educators, and regional visitors to experience and participate in exhibitions, talks, performances, screenings,... Continue reading FotoFocus Announces 2024 Biennial Theme