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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 Project Intern Highlight

Posted on August 9, 2022

Australian artist Ian Strange will create new photographic and film works while completing an Artist in Residence program with FotoFocus at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. The residency includes a student internship program, and Ellie Wallace, painting and drawing major at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, shares her experience as one of the nine paid interns assisting with the Ian Strange project throughout the summer.

Previously on THE LENS, we spoke with Australian artist Ian Strange for a Q&A and featured Romaiza Nadeem, student at the Art... Continue


FotoFocus Biennial Project Incorporates Internships for Local Students

Posted on July 20, 2022

Australian artist Ian Strange will create new photographic and film works while completing an Artist in Residence program with FotoFocus at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. The residency includes a student internship program, and we spoke with Romaiza Nadeem, illustration major at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and one of the nine interns assisting with the Ian Strange project throughout the summer.

Australian artist Ian Strange will create new photographic and film works while completing an Artist in Residence program with FotoFocus at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. The... Continue


Q&A with Australian Artist Ian Strange

Posted on June 21, 2022

Australian artist Ian Strange will create new photographic and film works for the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record, organized by FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore. Strange’s series will incorporate homes in Cincinnati through light-based installations with the end result on exhibition in October during the Biennial. 

Australian artist Ian Strange will create new photographic and film works for the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record, organized by FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore. Strange’s series will incorporate homes in Cincinnati through light-based installations with the end result... Continue


FotoFocus Announces Over 100 Projects Debuting at 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record

Posted on June 7, 2022

America’s Largest Photography Biennial Returns in October With 90 Participating Venues, Over 600 Artists, Curators, and Partners, and Wide Array of Exhibitions, Art Installations, Performances, and Screenings That Explore Photography’s Extensive Record of Life on Earth.

FotoFocus is pleased to announce its list of participating venues and projects for the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial, the sixth edition of the largest photography and lens-based art biennial in America. A record number of 90 venues across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Columbus will take part in the month-long celebration of photography... Continue