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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.


Writing with Light: Photography and the Sun

Posted on March 26, 2024

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada, including portions of the Greater Cincinnati area being directly on the southern limit of the path of totality. If you're planning to view this exciting celestial event, proper eye protection is key. One method of safely viewing the total solar eclipse is with a camera obscura or pinhole projector. We've rounded up a list of some photographers who take into consideration the profound relationship between photography and the sun as well as a tutorial on... Continue reading Writing with Light: Photography and the Sun


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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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


FotoFocus Patrons Experience Two Photo Biennials in One Month

Posted on November 1, 2023

FotoFocus Patrons enjoy many photo and lens-based art events during their 2-year membership. This September, a group of sixteen traveled from Cincinnati to Montreal, Quebec, to visit the Momenta Biennale de l’image. Shortly after their return to Cincinnati, they also visited the Louisville Photography Biennial in a full one-day adventure, truly making September a month to remember.

FotoFocus Patrons enjoy many photo and lens-based art events during their 2-year membership. In the first year of the... Continue reading FotoFocus Patrons Experience Two Photo Biennials in One Month


2024 FotoFocus Biennial Call For Entry

Posted on August 15, 2023

FotoFocus is giving curators and artists an opportunity to pitch an exhibition and/or project to be featured in the 2024 FotoFocus Biennial and will award up to $10,000 in support for the selected 2024 FotoFocus Biennial project(s).

FotoFocus is excited to announce a Call for Entry opportunity, a new category for applicants to the upcoming 2024 FotoFocus Biennial. FotoFocus welcomes proposals from curators and artists in the region to activate a project (exhibition, installation, screening, performance,... Continue reading 2024 FotoFocus Biennial Call For Entry