FotoFocus Curated Exhibitions

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Brand new exhibitions with fresh perspectives and acclaimed artists presented by the FotoFocus curators, and for the first time this year, guest curators both local and international. These exhibitions explore the idea of Open Archive in myriad ways, historical and contemporary, with openness to lens-based art—and the archive—as medium and as source material.

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott
October 4, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Curated by Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott explores the encounter between American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) and French photographer Eugène Atget (1857–1927) during the 1920s—an encounter that would have profound and lasting effects on the careers and legacies of both artists.

Taft Museum of Art

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott
No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff
September 21, 2018 - January 19, 2019
Curated by Ulrike Meyer Stump, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Independent Curator and Lecturer, Zurich University of the Arts

The exhibition restages the 1929 historic encounter between Blossfeldt’s plant photographs and Bruguière’s experiments in abstract photography, and juxtaposes it with the Photograms and Negatives series by contemporary artist Thomas Ruff.

Contemporary Arts Center

No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff
Mamma Andersson: Memory Banks
October 5, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Curated by Kevin Moore, FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator

Painters often draw from
 existing visual materials, such as photographs and reproductions of past works of art, to inspire and construct their work. Swedish artist Mamma Andersson known for her dreamlike, faintly narrative compositions inspired by Nordic painting, folk art, newspaper photographs, and cinema—is no exception.

Contemporary Arts Center

Mamma Andersson: Memory Banks
Akram Zaatari
The Fold: Space, time and the image
October 5, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Curated by Steven Matijcio, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Contemporary Arts Center Curator

In an interdisciplinary practice that positions lens-based media as both specimen and subterfuge, Zaatari participates in the discourse against photography and its complex archival legacy.

Contemporary Arts Center

Akram Zaatari
The Fold: Space, time and the image
Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds
September 21 - November 18
Curated by Carissa Barnard, FotoFocus Deputy Director

Recognizing photography’s central role in collage, Wide Angle includes artists who manipulate and recompose imagery to recontextualize narratives drawn from our current social, political, and cultural climate.

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery

Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds
Chris Engman: Prospect and Refuge
August 31 - November 18
Curated by Carissa Barnard, FotoFocus Deputy Director

This ongoing series by photographer Chris Engman is a body of work that investigates the medium of photography through complicated man-made juxtapositions. The work explores the relationship between illusion and materiality, nature and the manmade universe, and moment and memory.

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery

Chris Engman: Prospect and Refuge
FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive
October 1 - October 30
FotoFocus Guest Curator: C. Jacqueline Wood, Director of The Mini Microcinema

The Mini Microcinema will present more than 15 screenings of film and video work related to different aspects of cinema and archive. Film and video’s relationship to the photographic archive manifests in various dimensions of the medium. In the most traditional sense, cinema is a storytelling mechanism, with close formal ties to literature and the three-act narrative … Continued

The Mini Microcinema

FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive
Teju Cole and Vijay Iyer: Blind Spot
October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Curated by Drew Klein, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Contemporary Arts Center Performing Arts Director

Vanguard composer and pianist Vijay Iyer and Nigerian-American writer and photographer Teju Cole perform the powerful interdisciplinary collaboration Blind Spot.

Memorial Hall

Teju Cole and Vijay Iyer: Blind Spot
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The FotoFocus Biennial saturates the region with photography and lens-based art, brings the community together, and celebrates the curatorial skill, artistic talent, and ideas brought by our Participating Venues. These exhibitions bear diverse and nuanced, yet interconnected, relationships to the theme Open Archive.

Carolyn Wagner: The Things They Kept
September 28 - November 4

Featuring objects from the Second World War, The Things They Kept explores how every tear, every blemish, and every mark forms both an individual and collective narrative from our shared human history.

1305 Gallery

Carolyn Wagner: The Things They Kept
Truth or Dare: A Reality Show
October 19, 2018 - July 1, 2019

Highlighting uncertainty and contradiction, Truth or Dare emphasizes the importance of questioning both knowledge and belief by featuring artists that utilize illusion to entice, entertain, and explore the slippery terrain between fact and fiction, presence and absence, reality and imagination.

21c Museum Hotel

Truth or Dare: A Reality Show
Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds
September 21 - November 18

Recognizing photography’s central role in collage, Wide Angle includes artists who manipulate and recompose imagery to recontextualize narratives drawn from our current social, political, and cultural climate.

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery

Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds
Chris Engman: Prospect and Refuge
August 31 - November 18

This ongoing series by photographer Chris Engman is a body of work that investigates the medium of photography through complicated man-made juxtapositions. The work explores the relationship between illusion and materiality, nature and the manmade universe, and moment and memory.

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery

Chris Engman: Prospect and Refuge
Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives with Migiwa Orimo
September 20 - December 7

Nuclear Fallout excavates the collective memory of the bomb and asks visitors to critically consider the way war is curated and remembered. Artist Migiwa Orimo works with three different archives to develop responsive installations.

Antioch College: Herndon Gallery

Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives with Migiwa Orimo
Jenny Odell: People Younger Than Me Explaining How To Do Things
September 28 - September 29

With images sourced from YouTube featuring teen and young adult “how-to” videos, Odell uses the archived clips to reconstruct new observations.

Archive of Creative Culture

Jenny Odell: People Younger Than Me Explaining How To Do Things
Whitney Hubbs: Body Double
September 28 - November 2

Body Double challenges the male gaze and reclaims ownership of the female body. Hubbs references nudes from art history and popular culture to manipulate how the female form is observed in her photographs.

Art Academy of Cincinnati: Convergys Gallery

Whitney Hubbs: Body Double
Replace with Fine Art: A Response to Modern China
September 28 - November 2

Replace with Fine Art includes work by contemporary Chinese and Chinese American artists Chen Wei, Liu Bolin, Chen Qiulin, Jen Liu, and Ren Hang that comments on China’s contemporary life, heritage, and modernization.

Art Academy of Cincinnati: Ruthe G. Pearlman Gallery

Replace with Fine Art: A Response to Modern China
Down Here On The Ground
September 21 - November 9

A group exhibition of local artists highlighting the everyday life of our local community, documenting moments of their personal environments and experiences.

Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery

Down Here On The Ground
The Hope Narrative: Finding Resilience in Contemporary Photography and Family Photo Archives
October 8 - October 31

Artist Emily Hanako Momohara worked with a team of youth apprentices to make artwork for and about the community at the Academy of World Languages and Health Hub.

ArtWorks with Academy of World Langagues and Cincinnati Public Schools at REFUGE/Health Hub

The Hope Narrative: Finding Resilience in Contemporary Photography and Family Photo Archives
The Hope Narrative: Finding Resilience in Contemporary Photography and Family Photo Archives
October 24, 2018 - September 27, 2019

Artist Emily Hanako Momohara worked with a team of youth apprentices to make artwork for and about the community at the Academy of World Languages and Health Hub. The satelite exhibition for this collaboration is on view at Washington Park.

ArtWorks with Academy of World Langagues and Cincinnati Public Schools at Washington Park

The Hope Narrative: Finding Resilience in Contemporary Photography and Family Photo Archives
Joel Armor: Clouding Judgements
October 1 - October 29

In Clouding Judgements, artist Joel Armor examines his personal collection of cell phone photos and calls on individuals from the surrounding community to examine their own.

The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

Joel Armor: Clouding Judgements
Chivas Clem: The Tenderness of The Wolves
October 13 - December 8

The Tenderness of The Wolves documents a maligned subgroup of Americans— disenfranchised, heterosexual, white men. Clem’s photography searches beyond the guarding that these men endure and adorns them with an intimate portrayal of their frailties.

BasketShop

Chivas Clem: The Tenderness of The Wolves
Melvin Grier: Clothes Encounter
September 28 - November 4

Clothes Encounter showcases seldom-seen images from Cincinnati’s fashion scene during the 1980s and 1990s, captured by award-winning former Cincinnati Post photojournalist Melvin Grier.

Behringer-Crawford Museum

Melvin Grier: Clothes Encounter
Glass + Photography: Student Exhibition
September 8 - October 25

Brazee Gallery and Cincinnati Country Day present an exhibit of glass photography, blurring the line between these two disparate mediums. Students use unique image-transfer techniques to create fused-glass compositions.

Brazee Street Studios: C-LINK Gallery with Cincinnati Country Day

Glass + Photography: Student Exhibition
Peter Moore: The New York Avant-Garde 1960s and ’70s
September 21 - December 22

Peter Moore’s work documents the 1960’s art-world moment when experimental performance, music, dance, and visual art intersected in radical and transformative ways.

Carl Solway Gallery

Peter Moore: The New York Avant-Garde 1960s and ’70s
The Forealism Files
September 7 - October 13

The Forealism Files includes artifacts of the Tribe featuring large-format “portrait” photographs of key characters, images documenting interactions and performances, video footage, character suits, live performances, and lectures.

The Carnegie

The Forealism Files
Life: Gillian Wearing
October 5 - December 30

World premiere of lens-based works by renowned British conceptual artist Gillian Wearing, exploring themes of identity, interior experience, and self-exposure.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Life: Gillian Wearing
re-Adorned I Catharsis
September 26 - November 4

This two-person show with Tina Gutierrez with Da’Mon Butler explores cultural memories of their respective Cuban-Appalachian and African-American heritage. Gutierrez’s photographs capture the cathartic effect of Butler’s adornments on the wearer’s projected personality.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at The Otto M. Budig Theater

re-Adorned I Catharsis
Evidence (of a life lived)
October 12 - December 15

An old child’s bank, in the guise of a safe, contains documentation and evidence of a life lived. Can the viewer find meaning from this anonymous archive of images and information to understand the time in which they were saved, from what place, and for what purpose?

Clay Street Press and Gallery

Evidence (of a life lived)
Jens Rosenkrantz, Jr: Small Towns and Long Views
September 27, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Carefully curated from nearly 20,000 images taken since 2014 over 20,000 miles, Jens Rosenkrantz’s Small Town and Long Views documents a personal archive that marks the time and place of extraordinary travels.

Clifton Cultural Arts Center at Esquire Theater

Jens Rosenkrantz, Jr: Small Towns and Long Views
Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston
October 5, 2018 - January 20, 2019

The Columbus Museum of Art presents an installation of Isaac Julien’s landmark 1989 film Looking for Langston alongside a selection of related photographic works.

Columbus Museum of Art

Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston
No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff
September 21, 2018 - January 19, 2019

The exhibition restages the 1929 historic encounter between Blossfeldt’s plant photographs and Bruguière’s experiments in abstract photography, and juxtaposes it with the Photograms and Negatives series by contemporary artist Thomas Ruff.

Contemporary Arts Center

No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff
Mamma Andersson: Memory Banks
October 5, 2018 - February 10, 2019

Painters often draw from
 existing visual materials, such as photographs and reproductions of past works of art, to inspire and construct their work. Swedish artist Mamma Andersson known for her dreamlike, faintly narrative compositions inspired by Nordic painting, folk art, newspaper photographs, and cinema—is no exception.

Contemporary Arts Center

Mamma Andersson: Memory Banks
Akram Zaatari
The Fold: Space, time and the image
October 5, 2018 - February 10, 2019

In an interdisciplinary practice that positions lens-based media as both specimen and subterfuge, Zaatari participates in the discourse against photography and its complex archival legacy.

Contemporary Arts Center

Akram Zaatari
The Fold: Space, time and the image
Raquel André: Collection of Lovers
September 6 - September 7

Raquel André, a collector of rare things, performs Collection of Lovers.

Contemporary Arts Center Black Box Performance Series

Raquel André: Collection of Lovers
Finding Kenyon Barr: Exploring Photographs of Cincinnati’s Lost Lower West End
August 13 - October 23

Finding Kenyon Barr: Exploring Photographs of Cincinnati’s Lost Lower West End features photographs from 1959 that illustrate the demolition of a vital and vibrant urban neighborhood that displaced nearly 25,000.

DAAP Galleries:: Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati

Finding Kenyon Barr: Exploring Photographs of Cincinnati’s Lost Lower West End
Past as Present: Capturing and Archiving the Female Experience
October 10 - December 2

Artists Lorena Molina, Gina Osterloh and Carman Winant form the foundation for this group show that portrays the female experience though photographs, videos, film, and performance.

DAAP Galleries:: Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati

Past as Present: Capturing and Archiving the Female Experience
Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs
October 20, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Drawing from art history, visual culture, and her community of muses, Mickalene Thomas and the artists of tête-à-tête redefine concepts of beauty and challenge current societal traditions.

The Dayton Art Institute

Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs
tête-à-tête
October 20, 2018 - January 13, 2019

In dialogue with Muse and curated by artist Mickalene Thomas, tête-à-tête features photographs by ten artists who inspire Thomas including Renée Cox, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Zanele Muholi, and Carrie May Weems.

The Dayton Art Institute

tête-à-tête
Joel Whitaker: When Things Go Missing
September 7 - November 3

Whitaker explores the transitory nature of experiences with a body of work inspired by tornados that moved through the American south.

Dayton Visual Arts Center

Joel Whitaker: When Things Go Missing
Joshua Kessler: Frame Rate
September 28 - November 17

A series of abstract, color-driven photographs and micro-videos by Joshua Kessler serve as a meditation on how technology has so fundamentally changed the way that we consume and experience imagery.

Dick Waller’s ArtPlace

Joshua Kessler: Frame Rate
DCI Presents Taking it to the Streets by J. Miles Wolf
October 1 - October 31

Taking it to the Streets features large-scale images, displayed in downtown storefronts, of Cincinnati’s most celebrated events. This public art project is a collaboration between Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and photographer J. Miles Wolf.

Downtown Cincinnati Locations

DCI Presents Taking it to the Streets by J. Miles Wolf
Dancing in the Street: A Photo-Mural
October 1 - October 31

A Camp Washington community collaboration, this mural features children from the neighborhood as life-sized photographs dancing across buildings.

Gallery Askew

Dancing in the Street: A Photo-Mural
Transitions: Twenty Photographers / One Photograph
October 12 - November 9

Transitions is based on the Surrealist game “Exquisite Corps” and features 20 local photographers collaborating to create a responsive, mystery artwork.

Hoffner Lodge Gallery

Transitions: Twenty Photographers / One Photograph
My Soul as I See It III
October 1 - October 31

Students create a photo-based mural in Covington after learning and practicing the art of photography.

i.imagine at Ninth Street and Madison Avenue

My Soul as I See It III
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October 3 - October 7

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Re-membering an Archive: Iris at 10
September 28, 2018 - February 1, 2019

Iris‘s 10th anniversary exhibition recalls and constucts a heretofore non-existent archive representing the exceptional photography of regional and international artists presented over the last decade.

Iris Bookcafé and Gallery

Re-membering an Archive: Iris at 10
Wing Young Huie: We are the Other
September 29 - November 10

Spanning 35 years in the career of acclaimed photographer Wing Young Huie, this exhibition collectively reflects the cultural complexities of American society.

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Wing Young Huie: We are the Other
Digging Deep into the Archives: Inspired Artists Books
September 28 - November 30

Digging Deep into the Archives explores how photographs and images are organized and the exceptional narratives and histories that they impart.

Lloyd Library and Museum with Cincinnati Books Art Society

Digging Deep into the Archives: Inspired Artists Books
ARCHIVE [photo]
September 28 - October 26

A competitive, international exhibition of works featuring photographic and lens-based art that in one way or another, literally or figuratively, represents the concept of archive.

Manifest Creative Research Gallery

ARCHIVE [photo]
ARCHIVE [negative]
October 13 - October 28

Photographer Michael Wilson led this project–a selected group exhibition of regional and national photographers with workshops designed to better understand the process of printing photographs in the darkroom.

Manifest Drawing Center

ARCHIVE [negative]
“Gathering Kokoro” Orihon Book: Tony DeVarco, Mayako Nakamura, Bonnie DeVarco & Judith Serling Sturm
August 17 - October 27

“Gathering Kokoro,” a ten-foot long photographic artifact explores the cross-currents of cultural sensibilities from artists Mayako Nakamura (Japan) and Tony DeVarco (US).

Marta Hewett Gallery

“Gathering Kokoro” Orihon Book: Tony DeVarco, Mayako Nakamura, Bonnie DeVarco & Judith Serling Sturm
Time, Space, and Place: Photographs from the Archives
October 5 - October 27

Comprised of photographs from a diverse cross-section of artists from the gallery archives and collections, Time, Space, and Place provides glimpses into the past and new narratives.

Mary Ran Gallery

Time, Space, and Place: Photographs from the Archives
Teju Cole and Vijay Iyer: Blind Spot
October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Vanguard composer and pianist Vijay Iyer and Nigerian-American writer and photographer Teju Cole perform the powerful interdisciplinary collaboration Blind Spot.

Memorial Hall

Teju Cole and Vijay Iyer: Blind Spot
Conversation with Artist Teju Cole
October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Details TBA

The Mercentile Library

Conversation with Artist Teju Cole
Hans Gindlesberger: I’m in the Wrong Film
August 28 - December 15

Hans Gindlesberger’s series of photographs confronts unfortunate realities of life in small town, post-industrial Middle America, and represents the plight of those Americans living in regions plagued by a changing identity.

Miami University Art Museum

Hans Gindlesberger: I’m in the Wrong Film
A Kick in the Head: Uncouth Stories of Sunken Beauty
October 3 - October 30

An adventurous survey of iconoclastic artists utilizing the medium of photography to produce bodies of work that focus on the unseen worlds of society’s outsiders: the obsessive, odd, and obscene.

Michael Lowe Gallery with Alternate Projects

A Kick in the Head: Uncouth Stories of Sunken Beauty
David Yarrow: Wild Encounters
October 11 - November 24

The exhibition seeks to highlight Yarrow’s most proflific work and expose guests to his stories and travels. Predominantly black-and-white photography, David Yarrow’s work embodies meticulous shots of remote locations and exotic subject matter.

Miller Gallery

David Yarrow: Wild Encounters
FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive
October 1 - October 30

The Mini Microcinema will present more than 15 screenings of film and video work related to different aspects of cinema and archive. Film and video’s relationship to the photographic archive manifests in various dimensions of the medium. In the most traditional sense, cinema is a storytelling mechanism, with close formal ties to literature and the three-act narrative … Continued

The Mini Microcinema

FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive
Jason Hailey: The Selective Eye, Photography as Abstraction
September 24 - October 28

Jason Hailey’s passion to increase visual awareness and heighten sensitivity to aesthetic values flows from his abstract interpretations of commonplace products and discarded debris.

Mount St. Joseph University: Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery

Jason Hailey: The Selective Eye, Photography as Abstraction
Student Photographic Society: Abstract Remains
September 24 - October 28

Mount St. Joseph University’s Student Photographic Society juries this thematic group show comprised of work that addresses the discarded debris of our contemporary society.

Mount St. Joseph University: Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery

Student Photographic Society: Abstract Remains
Record / Off Record
September 28 - October 26

Record / Off Record is a contemporary photography group exhibition that examines the role of the photograph as a product of personal visual archives and its function as documentary evidence.

Northern Kentucky University: Visual Arts Galleries

Record / Off Record
50 / 50: 50 Photographs Celebrating NKU at 50
September 28 - October 26

50 / 50 celebrates Northern Kentucky University’s 50th anniversary with 50 photographs from the archives alongside work from current students and faculty.

Northern Kentucky University: Visual Arts Galleries

50 / 50: 50 Photographs Celebrating NKU at 50
Faces of Mason
October 11 - November 3

The exhibition is a celebration of residents working to create a greater sense of community in the city of Mason.

Pop Revolution Gallery

Faces of Mason
Impression
October 12 - October 14

Impression is an archive of photos captured during a self-reflection public installation, in which participants sat in front of a mirror and leaned in for a kiss. Artists Janet Creekmore and Ben Jason Neal collaborated on the project to explore ideas of sexuality, gender, self, cultures, and identity.

POPPED ART

Impression
New American Stories
October 2 - November 30

New American Stories features family photographs created by refugees from around the world who recently resettled in the Greater Cincinnati community. The project illuminates the ongoing global refugee crisis, as well as the enduring power of the American dream, freedom, and opportunity.

Prairie, Inc.

New American Stories
Panorama of Progress: 170 years of Cincinnati’s Skyline and Photographic Technology
September 29 - October 31

Experience Cincinnati’s past through the literal lens of photographic advancement. From daguerreotype to the world’s best camera today, journey to see where 170 years has taken us.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Main Branch

Panorama of Progress: 170 years of Cincinnati’s Skyline and Photographic Technology
Michael Wilson: They Knew Not My Name, and I Knew Not Their Faces
September 7 - December 31

A series of black-and-white portraits by photographer Michael Wilson made in a portable daylight studio set up in Cincinnati neighborhoods to capture the diverse cross-section of our community.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Multiple Branches

Michael Wilson: They Knew Not My Name, and I Knew Not Their Faces
Arbus, Frank, Penn: Masters of Post-War American Photography
October 1 - November 30

Features the work of three iconic photographers who turned their lens on the overlooked, unseen, and ostracized subjects in society throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

Arbus, Frank, Penn: Masters of Post-War American Photography
Emily Momohara: Fruits of Labor
September 28 - November 15

A photo-based installation, Fruits of Labor critically interrogates Momohara’s family’s 100-year immigration journey from plantation laborers in Japan to mainland America.

Reverb Art + Design

Emily Momohara: Fruits of Labor
Reveal
September 17 - December 14

Reveal features five artists who investigate how the order and display of images can make previously unknown (or secret information) known to others.

Robin Imaging Services: The Mohawk Gallery

Reveal
Displacement: Collective Pratice to Recover Memory
October 15 - November 16

Displacement: Collective Practice to Recover Memory is a site-specific multi-media installation and collaboration with artist Juan-Sí González, Rosewood Arts Centre, the City of Kettering, and area residents.

Rosewood Arts Centre: Rosewood Gallery

Displacement: Collective Pratice to Recover Memory
Captured Moments
September 9 - November 3

This two-person show with Linda Gillings and Tina Gutiierrez explores the artists’ unique perspectives on portraiture––how they capture the truth of the moment and explore what is behind and in front of the lens.

Ruth’s Parkside Café

Captured Moments
Sharonville +5: Then, Now, and Interpreted
September 28 - October 27

Featuring images of Sharonville from the perspectives of five artists, this exhibition looks at a community’s history interpreted from the past through the present.

Sharonville Cultural Arts Center

Sharonville +5: Then, Now, and Interpreted
Jewish Cincinnati: A Photographic History by J. Miles Wolf
October 11, 2018 - January 6, 2019

A photographic documentation of Jewish places of worship and communal gathering, past and present—still extant, but unoccupied or repurposed—merged with related historical photographs from local archives and collections.

Skirball Museum Cincinnati

Jewish Cincinnati: A Photographic History by J. Miles Wolf
Louis Joyner: 40+, Images of Memphis
October 1 - November 2

Louis Joyner’s archives of black-and-white documentary photographs taken in Memphis, Tennessee from 1968–1971 act as a visual time capsule of a by-gone era.

Stivers School for the Arts: Fifth Street Gallery

Louis Joyner: 40+, Images of Memphis
Domus Oculi
October 5 - October 28

Domus Oculi is a contemporary camera obscura viewing room—a freestanding structure using repurposed lenses from antiquated visual technologies to create a transitory archive.

Studio Erin Taylor

Domus Oculi
Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott
October 4, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott explores the encounter between American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) and French photographer Eugène Atget (1857–1927) during the 1920s—an encounter that would have profound and lasting effects on the careers and legacies of both artists.

Taft Museum of Art

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott
Outside/In/Inside/Out
October 18 - November 2

Outside/In/Inside/Out presents archived images that have documented the history of human space travel through the lens of astronauts and the Hubble telescope.

Thomas More College: Eva G. Farris Gallery

Outside/In/Inside/Out
New World: Refugees and Immigrants Photograph the Experience of a New Life in America
September 4 - October 31

Local refugees and immigrants reveal their experiences of life in America through photography.

University of Cincinnati Clermont College: Park National Bank Art Gallery

New World: Refugees and Immigrants Photograph the Experience of a New Life in America
Around the Corner
September 21 - October 31

Visionaries and Voices is partnering with the Northside community to present large images in public spaces by artists who directly reference photographic imagery.

Visionaries + Voices

Around the Corner
Michael Mergen: To Mars
September 28 - October 31

Archival photographs and contemporary landscapes retrace the loss of a friend to heroin after a 1995 cross-country trip.

Visionaries + Voices Northside Gallery

Michael Mergen: To Mars
Timescapes: Earth’s Open Archive
September 28 - December 22

Featuring landscape reportage that illuminates our planet’s archival continuum, Timescapes captures the effects of unrelenting time and our fleeting activity within it.

Wash Park Art Gallery

Timescapes: Earth’s Open Archive
Social Medium: Photography as a Tool for Community Collaboration
September 15 - November 10

Showcasing projects made collaboratively with communities that are being archived, this group exhibition explores the results of collaborative approaches to photography and offers opportunities for visitor intercommunication.

Wave Pool

Social Medium: Photography as a Tool for Community Collaboration
Reinterpreting Nancy Ford Cones
October 9 - October 28

Reinterpreting Nancy Ford Cones pairs her pictorialist photographs alongside smartphone photos submitted via social media that reinterpret her images.

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center: The Barn

Reinterpreting Nancy Ford Cones
Conversation with Artist Miranda July
October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Details TBA

The Woodward Theater

Conversation with Artist Miranda July
The Collection
August 29 - October 21

Highlights of photographic artworks from the Wright State University’s permanent collection acquired by Professor Emeritus Ron Geibert from 1992–2007.

Wright State University: Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

The Collection
Ron Geibert: Four Decades
August 29 - October 21

Four Decades, a retrospective exhibition of Ron Geibert’s work includes color photography, installation, and multi-media.

Wright State University: Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Ron Geibert: Four Decades
The Celebrative Spirit: 1937–1943
August 29 - October 21

The remounting of this historic exhibition includes rare photographs, videos, and audio components that illustrate the role of social and recreational events during the Great Depression.

Wright State University: Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

The Celebrative Spirit: 1937–1943
PJ Sturdevant: Remembering 1975–1980
September 29 - October 26

Remembering 1975–1980 is a collection of prints by PJ Sturdevant created using the traditional Bromoil process between 1975 and 1980 on 35mm film.

Xavier University Art Gallery at the A.B. Cohen Center

PJ Sturdevant: Remembering 1975–1980
Flyover Country
September 29 - October 26

A juried exhibition of photographs by local artists illuminating America’s interior regions, an often-overlooked bastion of cultural, social, political, and economic vitality.

Xavier University Art Gallery at the A.B. Cohen Center

Flyover Country
Vis-Abilities
September 28, 2018 - January 11, 2019

Vis-Abilities showcases the photography of local women artists with disabilities that reflects the unique perspectives and experiences of the artists—their ongoing struggle for social inclusion and independence.

YWCA Women’s Art Gallery

Vis-Abilities

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