Photo by Jacob Drabik

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


Pride of Place: Photographer Iwan Baan and “Designing for People?”

Posted on April 8, 2022

Architecture photography—that is, photographs with the sole purpose of showing specific works of architecture—has evolved dramatically through time. FotoFocus discusses the past, present, and future of architectural photography with symposium panelist, Iwan Baan.

Photo: Iwan Baan

Architecture photography—that is, photographs with the sole purpose of showing specific works of architecture—has evolved dramatically through time. Once dominated by simple, out-of-context compositions, these photos now frequently include people living and interacting with the building in question. 

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Photo Op: FotoFocus Symposium Breaking News Panel Q&A 

Posted on April 7, 2022

FotoFocus met up with two of the participants from its “Breaking News” symposium panel to be held April 9 at Memorial Hall. Associated Press photojournalists Maye-E Wong and Dieu-Nalio Chery address misconceptions about the field and share some best practices for how to approach their photography subjects.

(Left to right) Maye-E Wong by Patrick Sison & Dieu-Nalio Chery by Valerie Baeriswyl

The FotoFocus Symposium: Telephotography includes a “Breaking News” panel that tackles the vital part that photojournalists play in... Continue