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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 Biennial Celebrates Largest Edition to Date

Posted on October 27, 2022

Over 100 Photography and Lens-based Art Exhibitions and Projects at 90 Venues Remain On View Throughout October and into Early 2023

FotoFocus, the Cincinnati-based non-profit arts organization devoted to photography and lens-based art, celebrated the opening week of the sixth edition of the FotoFocus Biennial September 29–October 8 with dozens of Biennial Program Week events. An ambitious collaboration between FotoFocus and the region’s museums, galleries, universities and non-traditional spaces, the FotoFocus Biennial brings international exhibitions and projects to a month-long celebration of photography in the... Continue


FotoFocus Announces Biennial Program Opening Events

Posted on August 31, 2022

Celebrations Begin September 29, 2022, with Receptions, Screenings, Panel Discussions, Keynote Lectures by Jeff Orlowski-Yang and Makeda Best, and Talks with JEB (Joan E. Biren), John Edmonds, Mitch Epstein, Dara Friedman, Baseera Khan, Tony Oursler, Xaviera Simmons, and more

The FotoFocus Biennial will return for its sixth and largest edition to date this fall, with an opening week of celebrations and special events taking place across the Greater Cincinnati region beginning September 29, 2022. The Biennial Program Week (September 29–October 8) will ignite conversation around this edition’s theme of... Continue


FotoFocus at 10: A Video Road Trip with Past Participants

Posted on October 8, 2020

Thirteen esteemed artists and curators who have contributed to a decade of FotoFocus programming join from their homes around the world to reflect on where they've been, where they're headed, and the fundamental need for creativity and humanity in times of crisis.

FotoFocus is 10 years old. What started as an organization to promote photography through public exhibitions and lectures in and around Cincinnati soon evolved from funding a Visiting Artist and Lecture Series to producing a Biennial and Symposium for photography and lens-based art. Since 2010, FotoFocus... Continue