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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 Presents: Jo Ann Callis

Posted on January 13, 2016

Jo Ann Callis Lecture and Visiting Artist Series, Spring 2016 Lecture Wednesday February 24, 2016 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. Parking is free for Cincinnati Art Museum Members, $4 for non-members. Reception A public reception will immediately follow the lecture in the Great Hall. About the Artist Jo Ann Callis (born in Cincinnati, 1940) rose to prominence in the 1970s as an early pioneer of the Fabricated Photographs movement. A student of Robert Heinecken, she became known for her unsettling, dreamlike images that portray domestic scenes and interiors staged in extensively constructed... Continue

FotoFocus Presents: Roe Ethridge

Posted on March 5, 2015

Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 7:00pmFath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Free and Open to the Public

Reservations are not required, but early arrival is recommended.Parking is free for Cincinnati Art Museum Members, $4 for non-members.

Reception

A public reception will immediately follow the lecture in the Great Hall.

About the Artist

Roe Ethridge (b. 1969) works in both editorial and fine art photography. Drawing upon the descriptive power of photography and the ease with which it can be accessed, duplicated, and recombined, Ethridge orchestrates visual fugues inspired by images in media culture and effectively reanimates that culture by reinserting his work within it. Ethridge’s... Continue


FotoFocus Presents: Michael Kenna

Posted on January 17, 2014

Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pmFath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Free and Open to the Public

Reservations are not required, but early arrival is recommended.Parking is free for Cincinnati Art Museum Members, $4 for non-members.

Reception

A public reception will immediately follow the lecture in the Great Hall.

About the Artist

Michael Kenna’s landscapes are unpopulated, simple, serene, and subtle. Often using very long exposures at night or dawn to soften the hard edge of reality, his minimalist images demand quiet attention from the viewer. Described as elegant, pure, and ephemeral, his work speaks eloquently to the strength of simple beauty.

Kenna’s small, quiet, black-and-white photographs... Continue