FotoFocus presents the finest in photography and lens-based art that is artistically, intellectually, and academically rigorous and supports programs that are accessible, educational, and enriching to a diverse public.
Founded in 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio, FotoFocus is a non-profit organization created to celebrate and champion photography as the medium of our time through programming that ignites a dialogue between contemporary lens-based art and the history of photography. This programming includes the Lecture and Visiting Artist Series and FotoFocus Biennials. FotoFocus supports programs throughout the region and has awarded more than 85 grants to regional artists and institutions since 2012 for the production and presentation of photography and lens-based art.
Lecture and Visiting Artist Series
In 1996, FotoFocus founders launched the Lecture and Visiting Artist Series. Since its inception, more than 35 internationally-renowned photographers have visited Cincinnati including Doug Aitken, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and Laurie Simmons. Every lecture is free and open to the public.
The FotoFocus Biennials
Launched in October 2012, the FotoFocus Biennial is a regional, month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Biennial brings together the community to celebrate October as the Month of Photography.
Upcoming Biennial 2016 — Photography, the Undocument
October 1–31, 2016
Biennial Featured Programming, October 6–9, 2016
The FotoFocus Biennial will return in October 2016 with exciting new exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances by artists, curators, critics, and art world professionals, all focused on the theme: Photography, the Undocument. Participating venues throughout the region are invited to address the Undocument theme as they plan their upcoming exhibitions. The ArtHub will return and feature programs and events throughout the month-long celebration. #FotoFocus2016
Image courtesy of Miller Gallery & Christy Lee Rogers: CHRISTY LEE ROGERS, Wind Earth and Fire, Archival pigment print