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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.


Four Lens-Based Shows To See This Fall

Posted on September 1, 2021

The idea of fall arts seasons may feel like a hazy dream from another lifetime, but take heart, dear Queen City: There are several exhibitions in the region you won't want to miss this fall — listed in order of closing date.

RESIDUE, The Carnegie

A group show curated by Maria Seda Reeder, RESIDUE considers the relationship between art and audience — and how that engagement intertwines with, and changes, the work. Or in their words: "While artists act to create... Continue


In a Year of Uprising, An Open-Air Art Exhibition Heeds the Call

Posted on November 12, 2020

Kennedy Heights Arts Center and Art Beyond Boundaries look to generations of creative talent to respond to systemic racial injustices—and to continue a decades-long demand for change, with art.

"I’m pretty long in the tooth," says Jymi Bolden. "I’ve been around here for a little while." He laughs, sitting outside his Main Street gallery, and continues on. We're talking about the genesis of UPRISING, an exhibition he curated for Kennedy Heights Arts Center in collaboration with Art Beyond... Continue