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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.


Writing with Light: Photography and the Sun

Posted on March 26, 2024

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada, including portions of the Greater Cincinnati area being directly on the southern limit of the path of totality. If you're planning to view this exciting celestial event, proper eye protection is key. One method of safely viewing the total solar eclipse is with a camera obscura or pinhole projector. We've rounded up a list of some photographers who take into consideration the profound relationship between photography and the sun as well as a tutorial on... Continue reading Writing with Light: Photography and the Sun


Q&A with Director, Producer, and Writer Roger Ross Williams

Posted on March 18, 2024

FotoFocus welcomes Roger Ross Williams as part of the Spring 2024 Lecture and Visiting Artist Series this Thursday, March 21 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Williams is an Oscar, Emmy, NAACP Image Awards, Webby, and Peabody award-winning director, producer, and writer. FotoFocus interviewed Williams to learn more about his recent projects.

Roger Ross Williams is an Oscar, Emmy, NAACP Image Awards, Webby, and Peabody award-winning director, producer, and writer, and was the first African... Continue reading Q&A with Director, Producer, and Writer Roger Ross Williams


FotoFocus Announces Featured Projects for 2024 FotoFocus Biennial: backstories

Posted on March 13, 2024

America’s Largest Photography Biennial Returns This Fall for Most Ambitious Edition Yet, With Major International Survey of Barbara Probst; Solo Exhibitions by Chip Thomas and Ming Smith; Retrospectives of Ansel Adams, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, and More

In a Press Release originally published on March 13, 2024, FotoFocus proudly announces Featured Projects for the seventh edition of the FotoFocus Biennial, which takes place throughout the month of October, with an Opening Weekend Program September 26–28, 2024.

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FotoFocus Presents: Roger Ross Williams

Posted on January 30, 2024

FotoFocus is pleased to present the Spring 2024 Lecture and Visiting Artist Series with Roger Ross Williams.

Details

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 6pmNational Underground Railroad Freedom Center50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This event is free and open to the public, but we encourage you to let us know that you plan to attend. A public reception will immediately follow the talk.

RSVP via Facebook

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2023: Our Year in Review

Posted on December 14, 2023

2023 has been an exciting year for FotoFocus. From watching construction progress on the FotoFocus Center, to hosting both the Visiting Lecture and Artist Series and Symposium, and planning for the 2024 Biennial, we managed to keep busy.

So, here we present: Five things that shaped our 2023.

Construction of the FotoFocus Center began January 9. Continue reading 2023: Our Year in Review