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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.


FotoFocus Symposium: Telephotography Video Gallery

Posted on May 27, 2022

Originally set for October 2021 and rescheduled due to Covid’s Delta variant, the FotoFocus Symposium: Telephotography took place last month on April 9 and 10, 2022. Through a series of panels, lectures, and film screenings, attendees had the opportunity to engage with artists and academics as they discussed both historic and current themes in photography. FotoFocus is excited to share videos from each panel. The full video gallery can be viewed on the FotoFocus website.

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FotoFocus Symposium: Telephotography Recap

Posted on April 19, 2022

Originally set for October 2021 and rescheduled due to Covid’s Delta variant, the FotoFocus Symposium: Telephotography took place April 9 and 10, 2022. Through a series of panels, lectures, and film screenings, attendees had the opportunity to engage with artists and academics as they discussed both historic and current themes in photography.

Artist Spotlight: Moyra Davey (Photo by Jacob Drabik)

In a time where state-wide mask mandates... Continue


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


FotoFocus Presents: William Wegman

Posted on February 26, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:00pm Fath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Facebook Event for FotoFocus Presents: William Wegman Free and Open to the Public Early arrival is encouraged. Seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Free parking is available. Public Reception A reception and book-signing will be held in the Great Hall immediately following the lecture. About the Artist Almost fifty years into his career, Wegman proves to be a living icon. He has worked with various media throughout his lifetime but continues to draw profound, global attention for his photographic portraits of Weimaraner dogs. Together, he and his dogs have been featured everywhere from the Smithsonian... Continue

FotoFocus Presents: Zoe Leonard

Posted on February 12, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:00pm Fath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Free and Open to the Public Reservations are not required but early arrival is recommended. Free parking is available. Reception A public reception will be held in the Great Hall immediately following the lecture. About the Artist Zoe Leonard (b. 1961), a self-taught American artist and activist, has made an indelible mark on the way we see the world. She has spent her career challenging assumptions about documentary objectivity, organizing her subjects in a way that emphasizes subjectivity and visual authenticity, often examining the same subject—whether it’s shopfronts, chain link fences, or birds in flight—from... Continue