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Lightborne Studios Washington Park Cincinnati Art Museum
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Past Events

Dec. 31, 1969

Nichols (10/15) & Sartore (10/16) Speak at NKU

Greaves Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center Building | NKU Campus

Lecture

Apr. 25, 2014 – Oct. 12, 2014

Treasures in Black & White: Historic Photographs of Cincinnati

Cinti History Museum | Cinti Museum Center

Exhibition

Look through the photographer’s lens and revisit Cincinnati from the outbreak of the Civil War onwards. In nearly 60 large-format photographs, Treasures showcases 100 years of Cincinnati history in still, striking black and white. From rare, early-camera images documenting the Civil War era to many subsequent scenes and events — the Great Flood of 1937, the returning heroes of the 20th-century wars, early television stars, the rising urban cityscapes of 1960 —Treasures in Black & White: Historic Photographs of Cincinnati captures the Queen City, between 1860 and 1960. It is a powerful exhibit. Visitors will be transported in time to the events, celebrities and decades that shaped this city. The Treasures photo exhibition is an extension of the Historic Photos of Cincinnati (2006), published by Cincinnati Museum Center and Turner Publishing Company, and is drawn from the photo collection at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives.

Jun. 1, 2014 – Jul. 31, 2014

Frame Cincinnati Photography Competition

Public Library of Cinti & Hamilton Co | Main

Exhibition

To celebrate its participation in FotoFocus Cincinnati, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is pleased to showcase works from the region’s best photographers. Winning submissions entered in the Frame Cincinnati photography competition (between June 1 and July 31) will be displayed in the Atrium of the Main Library between September and October 2014. There are two categories for the competition: Student (high school and college) and Adult. Visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org for contest updates and details. Co-sponsored by the Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati and the Friends of the Public Library.

Jul. 25, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014

Hybridity: The New Frontier

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

Exhibition

The evolution of species and spaces in 21st-century art explores recent advances in scientific technology and the diminishing boundaries between human and animal kingdoms. The shifting environmental and economic conditions then become fodder for creativity. Hybridity: The New Frontier reveals the active alteration of the Earth and its inhabitants. Employing photography, painting, sculpture and video — and often incorporating re-purposed commercial materials such as tires, safety barrels, matches, broken furniture and discarded shoes — the artists featured in Hybridity create new breeds: a two-headed ram, an embroidered cow and a panoply of interspecies, or hybrids. Genetic recombinants that are equal parts fact and fiction. While hybrids have been a staple of the collective cultural imagination for centuries, today their habitats are depicted as both natural and artificial. In the landscapes and cityscapes of Hybridity, nature meets techno-culture, and the new natural is both organic and manufactured. The artists of Hybridity — influenced by Surrealism, science and a radically changed global economy — envision how the dreams and detritus of the industrial era have generated the promise and peril of the digital age. The result is Hybridity: The New Frontier, outlandish in its examination of how we shape and share our world.

 

Jul. 25, 2014

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
609 Walnut Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Lecture

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati welcomes 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Chris Doyle for an Artist Lecture on July 25, at 7 pm in Gallery 2, for a perspective that coincides with the Hybridity: The New Frontier exhibition. Chris Doyle is an interdisciplinary artist whose works — usually animated — have involved photography, sculpture, painting, design and architecture. In his 2012 interview with Barbara Morris for art ltd., Mr. Doyle expressed an interest in our struggle to transcend being human, the "essential paradox," because it “is in fact our most human of qualities.”

Mr. Doyle's most recent work explores the cultural construction of landscape. He has exhibited widely at such venues as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art and MoMA PS1. His urban projects — both temporary and permanent — include commissions for the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo and the U.S. Ambassadors' residences in Stockholm, Melbourne and Edmonton. Mr. Doyle received his Master of Architecture from Harvard's School of Design and is now based in Brooklyn.

Aug. 31, 2014 – Oct. 19, 2014

The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasas

DAAP Galleries | Reed Gallery — UC

Exhibition

The Sochi Project is a collaborative and in-depth journalistic effort that was five years in the making. With photographs by Rob Hornstra and text by Arnold van Bruggen, the two, who are from the Netherlands and have worked together since 2007, tell the story of Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. In repeated returns to the region, the duo became committed practitioners of “slow journalism,” establishing a solid foundation of eye-witness research about this small yet complex region. Mr. van Bruggen writes that “never before have the Olympic Games been held in a region that contrasts more strongly with the glamour of the Games than Sochi.

Just twenty kilometers away is the conflict zone Abkhazia. To the east, the Caucasus Mountains stretch into obscure and impoverished breakaway republics, such as North Ossetia and Chechnya. On the coast, old Soviet-era sanatoria stand shoulder to shoulder with the most expensive hotels and clubs of the Russian Riviera.” The 2014 Winter Olympic Games have since changed the region beyond recognition.

The Sochi Project revives what once was before the international staging arena for the Olympic Games in Sochi was built. Together, the images and text unpack the complex, multivalent story of this contested region, shining a harsh light on Vladimir Putin’s claim that, “the Olympic family is going to feel at home in Sochi.” Mr. Hornstra’s photographic approach combines the best of documentary storytelling with contemporary portraiture, found photographs and other visual elements he collected while traveling. Mr. van Bruggen contributes a series of stories featuring the people, the land and the history of turbulence.

The Sochi Project is a contemporary masterpiece of photography and journalism in the collaborative traditions of James Agee and Walker Evans as well as Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor. As with these iconic American pairings, Mr. Hornstra and Mr. van Bruggen also capture the reality of people and place at odds for history.

Aug. 31, 2014 – Oct. 12, 2014

What's Next

DAAP Galleries | Meyers Gallery — UC

Exhibition

What’s Next is a collaboration between UC’s School of Art and Prairie, a Cincinnati arts organization that produces community photo education programs for students. Selected students attend two educational programs at UC’s School of Art in the fall of 2014 to learn about innovative photographic materials and lens-based techniques. The students then put into practice what they have learned, working in small teams to produce work for their own exhibits.

The workshop programs are conducted by project organizers Jordan Tate and David Rosenthal. One workshop includes an overview of younger contemporary artists who use photography in innovative ways to create works being shown at major venues around the world. The second workshop presents specific studio practices and methods to the small teams for their own exhibition work. Lenticular printing, blueline printing and the creation of animated GIFs — also called cinemagraphs — are taught. In addition, students are encouraged to incorporate in their own work those methods and/or materials outside the scope of traditional photo practices.

Sep. 2, 2014 – Oct. 12, 2014

Exposure: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

Wright State | Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries

Exhibition

Exposure exhibits a wide breadth of world-class photography from the late 20th and early 21st centuries as it exposes aesthetic, conceptual and technical approaches to the medium. This expansive exhibition features photographs by renowned artists such as Aziz + Cucher, Cindy Sherman, Robert and Shanna ParkeHarrison, Lorne Simpson, Joel-Peter Witkin, Emmet Gowin and Sandy Skoglund. A broad range of traditions and movements spanning 60 years is grouped and gathered in order to facilitate discourse related to issues involving society and culture as well as race and gender. Through a diverse range of subjects, processes and themes, the photographs exhibited in Exposure are testament to an evolving medium that invites dialogue. Exposure draws from the permanent collection, The Dayton Art Institute and private collections within the southern Ohio region.

Sep. 4, 2014

Dayton Visual Arts Center

DVAC
118 N. Jefferson St. | Dayton OH 45402

Event

A Collectors' Preview Event for Variations in Likeness  takes place on Thursday, September 4, from 5 to 7 pm.  Free to Collector, Patron, Connoisseur and Aficionado Level Members as well as Corporate Sponsors. 

Sep. 5, 2014 – Nov. 14, 2014

Disappearing Acts

Antioch College | Herndon Gallery

Exhibition

Disappearing Acts brings together the works of Basma Alsharif and Eric William Carroll to suggest that photographic absence, or concealing, might reveal contours of our world that we never knew existed. 

Basma Alsharif’s photographs and videos hide more than they reveal: fragmented stories and memories stretch across media, cultures and languages. Hers is an aesthetic of exile, wherein photography’s primary function is ambivalent nostalgia. Photographic images are inherently fragmentary, and Ms. Alsharif’s work shows us that finding coherence in these fragments is a performative act.

Eric William Carroll’s photography also mulls over loss: from the disappearance of darkrooms to the evanescent images of forest shadows. But Mr. Carroll’s work doesn’t dwell in nostalgia so much as deploy it. This Darkroom’s Gone to Heaven, among other works, uses obsolescing technology to record and “preserve” obsolete technology. This preserving concept is a recursive absurdity that elucidates our own conflicted relationship to media. His work is an elegy. To the medium of photography. To the dreams and desires photography has engendered since its inception. Co-curated by Charles Fairbanks and Jennifer Wenker.

Sep. 5, 2014 – Oct. 18, 2014

Variations in Likeness: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Julie Renée Jones, Glenna Jennings & Daniel J. McInnis

Dayton Visual Arts Center

Exhibition

Four photographers — Keliy Anderson-Staley, Julie Renée Jones, Glenna Jennings and Daniel J. McInnis — are represented in Variations in Likeness. Using various contemporary and historical photographic processes and the genre of portraiture, each artist explores a range of attitudes, from re-visioning history to expressing the diversity of the human condition. Ms. Anderson-Staley uses mid 19th-century tintype processes to achieve what was described in The New Yorker as "intensely focused, thoughtful, and grave" portraits. Ms. Jones' interest in the "uncanny and nonsensical," in literary and cinematic works such as Alice in Wonderland and Poltergeist is "a way of traversing and describing the psychological journey of childhood and transition." Ms. Jennings' work unites "disparate topics" to explore "a passionate need to organize chaos while celebrating disorder." Mr. McInnis uses an 8 x 10 film camera to document the tension between full-body portraiture and the subjects' “indigenous” spaces, which for him might mean in their own “neighborhoods” or in spaces of symbolic meaning to them alone.

Sep. 5, 2014

Dayton Visual Arts Center

DVAC
118 N. Jefferson St. | Dayton OH 45402

Event

There will be an Opening Reception forVariations in Likeness on Friday, September 5, from 5 to 8 pm, during Downtown Dayton's 1st Stop 1st Fridayhttp://www.downtowndayton.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=147

 

 

 

 

Sep. 9, 2014 – Oct. 30, 2014

Public Library of Cinti & Hamilton Co | Main

Public Library of Cinti & Hamilton Co | Main Library
800 Vine Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Exhibition

Winners of the Frame Cincinnati Photography Competition will be on display in the Atrium of the Main Library in September and October.

Sep. 12, 2014

Dayton Visual Arts Center

DVAC
118 N. Jefferson St. | Dayton OH 45402

Event

A Reception during the Downtown Dayton's Urban Nights will take place on Friday,  September 12, from 5 to 10 pm. free and open to the public, reception at DVAC.
http://www.downtowndayton.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=113

Sep. 12, 2014

Contemporary Arts Center

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event

 

The Opening Reception for Taiyo Onerato & Nico Krebs: The One-Eyed Thief  is Friday, September 12 from 6 to 11 pm.

Sep. 12, 2014

Antioch College | Herndon Gallery

Herndon Gallery | Antioch College
South Hall | One Morgan Place | Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Film / Video

Basma Alsharif presents Deep Sleepa Screening and Auto-Hypnosis Performance on Friday, September 12, from 7 to 9 pm. An Opening Reception for the event is included.

ABOUT DEEP SLEEP

A hypnosis-inducing pan-geographic shuttle built on brainwave generating binaural beats, Deep Sleep takes visitors on a journey through the sound waves of Gaza to travel from the ruins of an ancient civilization embedded in a modern civilization in ruins (Athens), to the derelict buildings of anonymous sites (Malta) and to post-civilization ruins (the Gaza Strip). Shot while under self-hypnosis, the performance-film requests visitors experience movementbeyond the corporeal self to the cinema space in a collective act of bilocation that transcends the limits of geographical borders, time and space. 12:44 single channel HD video + live performance under auto-hypnosis. Produced by Galerie Imane Fares, with support from the Malta Arts Fund and LabA Greece.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Basma Alsharif is a nomadic artist/filmmaker born to Palestinian parents. Raised in France and then the US, Ms. Alsharif has lived and worked nomadically since 2007, developing her practice in cities like Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman and, most recently, Paris. Ms. Alsharif installation and film works are informed by a fascination with the human condition as it relates to the subjective experience of political landscapes, history and the natural world. The works of Basma Alsharif have shown in solo exhibitions, biennials, and film festivals internationally, including YIDFF, the Jerusalem Show, TIFF, the Berlinale, Videobrasil, and Manifesta 8. Her awards include a Jury Prize at the ninth Sharjah Biennial and the Marion McMahon Award at the Images Festival in Toronto. She was also guest at the Flaherty Film Seminar in upstate New York. She will be a resident of the Pavillon at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris November 2014–June 2015. Basma Alsharif received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is represented by Galerie Imane Fares in Paris France, and her works are distributed by Video Data Bank. 

Sep. 12, 2014 – Feb. 15, 2015

Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs: The One-Eyed Thief

Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Downtown Cincinnati

Exhibition

Curated by Kevin Moore, this major exhibition of photography, video and installation will be the first large-scale museum exhibition in the United States by the collaborative duo, Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs (Swiss, both b. 1979). Their art responds with humor and wit to various traditions of modernism: rational architecture, documentary photography and transcendent abstraction.

Sep. 18, 2014

Cinti History Museum | Cinti Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue | Cinti, OH 45203

Lecture

In conjunction with Treasures in Black & White: Historic Photographs of CincinnatiPhotographer Michael Keating will present an Insights Lecture on Thursday, September 18.

Michael E. Keating
7 p.m. on Thursday, September 18
Reakirt Auditorium

Cincinnati-based photographer and Emmy-award winner Michael E. Keating captures portraits that tell moving and nuanced stories about the places we call home. Mr. Keating's images of our city’s neighborhoods, buildings, sports and people span the last five decades, highlighting new perspectives and revealing the Queen City. Join us for a retrospective display of Keating’s images and discover Cincinnati’s beauty while getting a glimpse of the harsh realities of everyday life in the city. Go behind the scenes with him as he recounts decisive moments in professional sports and feel the grit and drama while he tells the stories behind life-changing, breaking news photographs. Discover Mr. Keating’s most poignant portraits, tender moments and photographs through five sections titled The Ohio River, Dispatches from the Field, The Cincinnati Reds and Character & Personality. A book signing will follow the lecture.

 

 

Sep. 19, 2014 – Dec. 20, 2014

Jody Zellen:Time Jitters

Carl Solway Gallery

Exhibition

Carl Solway Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Jody Zellen. Ms. Zellen works in many media, simultaneously making photographs, installations, net art, public art as well as artist’s books that explore the subject of the urban environment. She employs media-generated representations of contemporary and historic cities as raw material for aesthetic and social investigations. Time Jitters, the title of this exhibition (and Ms. Zellen's interactive installation commissioned by the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC) is to also include her new photographic works.

Sep. 19, 2014 – Oct. 30, 2014

Terry Berlier:Time Slip | Danielle Julian Norton:Fourth Wall | Emily Hanako Momohara: Heirloom

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery | Aronoff Center

Exhibition

The Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Gallery is hosting three exhibitions for FotoFocus 2014. Terry Berlier's Time Slip combines photography, video and kinetic sculpture to explore the environment and perceptions of time. Danielle Julian Norton's Fourth Wall invents characters presented within photographs and video that is mined from the history of conceptual performance art and popular film to investigate the circumstances that shape artistic identity. Emily Hanako Momohara's Heirloom presents photographs and videos that act a metaphoric heirlooms and physical constructions of legacy, referencing the artist's Japanese (Okinawa) lineage. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.

Sep. 19, 2014

Carl Solway Gallery

Carl Solway Gallery
424 Findlay Street | Cincinnati, OH 45214

Event

Opening Reception for Time Jitters is on Friday, September 19, at 5 pm. A special FotoFocus Reception is to be announced.

Sep. 19, 2014

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery | Aronoff Center

Weston Art Gallery | Aronoff Center
650 Walnut Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event

The Opening Reception for Terry Berlier's Time Slip, Danielle Julian Norton's Fourth Wall and Emily Hanako Momohara's Heirloom is on Friday, September 19, from 6 to 9 pm.

Sep. 20, 2014 – Dec. 14, 2014

New Voices

Freedom Center

Exhibition

New Voices is a series of photographic images and text revealing the stories of veterans in dependent situations. New Voices reveals excerpts from six graphic novels, the collaborative photography program between the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and Joseph House. Students from SCPA and residents from Joseph House engaged in six photo shoots around the Joseph House in order to explore architectural and historic sites. SCPA students also recorded the residents' personal narratives and illustrated these narratives with photographs, giving literal and symbolic meaning to the personal journey of each resident in text and images.

Joseph House is an agency that serves veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a debilitating condition that has led many returning veterans to homelessness and substance dependency related to their trauma. SCPA is a world-class public arts school where dedicated students prepare for a lifelong involvement in artistic and scholastic pursuits.

 

Sep. 20, 2014

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery | Aronoff Center

Weston Art Gallery

Event

Families Create! Education Workshop with Artist Emily Hanako Momohara: It’s in Your Nature on Saturday, September 20,  from 10 am to noon.

 

Sep. 20, 2014

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery | Aronoff Center

Weston Art Gallery | East Gallery

Lecture

Artist Talk: Saturday, September 20 at 2 pm

Emily Hanako Momohara:  Heirloom 

Presented in a traditional Japanese scroll-like format, Ms. Momohara's dramatic photographs and videos allude to storytelling by referencing her Okinawan and Japanese lineage. Within her shadowy, enigmatic imagery, Ms. Momohara uses objects that are a combination of found, altered and fabricated cultural clues juxtaposed to reveal her journey to uncover and interpret historic familial facts

 

 

 

Sep. 22, 2014 – Oct. 26, 2014

Nate Larson:Escape Routes

Mount St. Joseph | Studio San Giuseppe Gallery

Exhibition

Escape Routes retraces in photographs the route taken by John Wilkes Booth as he fled from Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, after assassinating President Lincoln in 1865. Contemporary artist Nate Larson explores the "linkage" between human experience and the historic landscapes through "threads" that are "technological, cultural and historical" in photographic media, artist books and digital video. During Booth’s 12-day, approximately 75-mile flight, he struggled with the terrain and the realization that he was a hero only in his own mind, a murderer in the mourning nation's. Booth's flight ended with his own death in a Port Royal, Va., stand-off with Union soldiers and to the trials and public hangings of his conspirators, including a woman, the first for the federal government. Tracing Booth's escape almost 150 years later in Escape Routes, Mr. Larson tracks and captures a mixture of urban living, declining suburbs, new housing developments, rural country-living pockets and highway commuter culture along the Booth route. The landscape is a palimpsest, etched with stories upon histories, encoding the mythologies that we create for ourselves about life in the United States.

Sep. 25, 2014 – Oct. 24, 2014

The Short Happy Life of the Serengeti Lion | The Photo Ark

Northern Kentucky University | Fine Arts Center

Exhibition

Michael 'Nick' Nichols and Joel Sartore are National Geographic photographers whose work addresses conservation, ecology and animal behavior in distinctive ways, as featured in each artist's simultaneous exhibitions in NKU's Main Gallery.

For The Short Happy Life of the Serengeti Lion, award-winning photographer and editor at large for National Geographic (since 2008), Michael 'Nick' Nichols works with the lions of the Serengeti. Mr. Nichols' images capture these elusive and short-lived creatures in new and personal ways. According to the Photographist blog, Mr. Nichols' photographic excursion breaks "new ground" in photography that uses "infrared, a robot controlled mini-tank for eye-level views and a tiny, camera-carrying electric helicopter." The effect is captivating.

Award-winning photographer, speaker, author, teacher and contributor to National Geographic for 20 years, Joel Sartore advises new photographers to work hard, get out of your comfort zone, take lots of pictures and "listen to your editor." About his own body of work, he is more philosophical: "For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction." The goal of The Photo Ark is to "document biodiversity, show what’s at stake and to get people to care while there’s still time."

Both Mr. Nichols and Mr. Sartore offered NKU students of visual arts and biological sciences a unique opportunity to train and work as docents in a trans-disciplinary collaboration. Lectures by the photographers will be in Greaves Concert Hall on October 15 (Mr. Nichols) and October 16 (Mr. Sartore) at 7 pm.

Sep. 26, 2014 – Oct. 31, 2014

Conversations with Photographers

The Gallery Project

Exhibition

Conversations with Photographers is a series of six short video conversations with the following professional photographers: Helen Adams, Gordon Baer, Jymi Bolden, Robert Flischel, Melvin Grier and Michael Wilson. The conversations involve the artists discussing their lives and photography: the hows and whys of their immersion into the art. Includes the ways their perspectives have evolved and who mentored and taught them. With reminiscences, insights and examples of their work. Conceived, directed and co-edited by another local photographer, Ann Segal, and co-edited by photographer/videographer Scott Ginn.

Opening Reception for Conversations with Photographers is Friday, September 26, at 6 pm.

Sep. 26, 2014 – Nov. 7, 2014

HIPSTAMATIC OHIO

photosmith

Exhibition

Hipstamatic Ohio is a group exhibition by five photographers using a iPhone® application to create images with the vintage look of tintype or Daguerreotypes. Ohio artists represented in the show are Jeff Harber from Columbus, Tim Creamer from Athens, Suzanne Fleming-Smith and Brad Austin Smith, both from Cincinnati, and Tad Barney from Milford.


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Sep. 26, 2014 – Oct. 24, 2014

Migrantes and Aftermath

Art Academy of Cinti | Pearlman Gallery

Exhibition

Migrantes and Aftermath are two stories, two exhibitions about the remarkable strength of the displaced, the marginalized in America. But these two exhibitions are also a pairing, a dialogue between professor and former student. Both Migrantes and Aftermath represent the underrepresented, the nameless, and the invisible at the center of the debates surrounding the immigration fracas and disaster response. The hope of both projects is to make the Goliaths that are immigration and natural disasters, both specific and, importantly, human. In Migrantes, a project that spanned more than a decade, between 1995 and 2006, photographer Joseph Rodriguez challenges the idea of the interchangeable Mexican worker, an insidious archetype in American culture.

Migrantes is a story about people. It is about the dignity of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances who prevail no matter how pervasive political acrimony. The narratives are of the time, when, though immigration reform holds promise of a future to many, it is still going largely unattended in the present. Migrantes reveals the recent past with the hope that change can be made.

Inspired by Mr. Rodriguez, her teacher and mentor, Lili Holzer-Glier emulates that photographer's commitment to chronicling under-reported stories of significant social import. Aftermath offers a glimpse of post-Hurricane Sandy in Queens, New York: the damaged landscape, the still-scattered debris and the scars — both emotional and physical —seared into storm victims. A full year after the storm ripped through the burroughs of New York City, many coastal neighborhoods remain witness to the storm's ravages. In Rockaway Beach, Queens, abandoned houses are plastered with plywood, some tilting at crazy angles as they are left to rot. Sinkholes line city blocks and some streets have caved into the ocean. And still, low-lying blocks of homes flood. Dramatically.

Sep. 26, 2014 – Oct. 24, 2014

Neither HERE nor THERE

Manifest Gallery & Drawing Center

Exhibition

Neither HERE nor THERE is a competitive international exhibition of photographic works exploring the theme of location. Works selected represent location by virtue of their creation in a particular place, regardless of subject matter.

 Manifest's ten-member jury (primarily of professional photographers) reviewed 606 works by 181 artists. Nineteen works by 17 artists from eight states and three countries were selected for exhibition: Nicholas Arbatsky, Brooklyn; Patty Carroll, Chicago; Emma Charles, London; Spencer Cunningham, Bowling Green, OH; Steven Elbert, Columbus,OH; Bryan Florentin, Dallas; Peiter Griga, Cincinnati; Gloria Houng, Ridgewood, NY; Austin Irving, Los Angeles;Daniel King, Athens, OH; Kent Krugh, Fairfield, OH; Armin Mersmann,Midland, MI; John Roberts, Appleton, WI; Julia Romano, Córdoba, Argentina; Edward L. Rubin,Los Angeles;Jiehao Su, Los Angeles; and Kathleen Taylor, Santa Fe, NM. 

During the opening reception on September 26, the Best of Show prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the jury-selected, top-scoring work. 

Sep. 26, 2014 – Nov. 7, 2014

OTR: Main Street — Under the Radar

Art Beyond Boundaries

Exhibition

Art Beyond Boundaries presents a documentary exhibition of photography which illuminates the social and architectural characteristics of North Main Street in Over-the-Rhine (OTR), past and present. Principal photographers Jymi Bolden and Jon Valin, having both spent years living and working in the neighborhood, offer compelling portraits of Main Street. Included as a part of OTR: Main Street — Under the Radar, photography students from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Art of Photography class offer their own fresh impressions of the street. The OLLI class is facilitated by the director for Art Beyond Boundaries and sponsored by the University of Cincinnati at Adeth Israel in Amberly Village.

Opening Reception for OTR Main Street: Under the Radar is on Friday, September 26, from 6 to 9 pm. There will be a Gallery Talk by Melvin Grier, award-winning journalist for The Cincinnati Post, on Sunday, October 12, at 2 pm. The OTR Main Street: Under the Radar exhibition will run through November 7, 2014. Exhibition and events are free and open to the public.

Sep. 26, 2014 – Oct. 24, 2014

Positive Exposure, The Spirit of Difference

Art Academy of Cinti | Convergys Gallery

Exhibition

Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival presents Rick Guidotti’s Positive Exposure, The Spirit of Difference exhibition. The images of the exhibition reveal the social and psychological experiences of people living with genetic, physical and behavioral conditions. People of all ages and ethno-cultural heritages. Mr. Guiodotti's exhibition celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. In addition, the exhibit addresses societal standards of beauty in today's culture and how this impacts children living with genetic disorders. Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer, has spent the past 15 years working internationally with advocacy/non-governmental organizations, medical schools, universities and other educational institutions to inspire a sea-change in societal attitudes towards people living with genetic differences. His work has been published in such diverse newspapers, magazines and journals as ElleGQPeople, The American Journal of Medical Genetics, The LancetSpirituality and HealthThe Washington PostAtlantic Monthly and Life Magazine.

Sep. 26, 2014 – Nov. 8, 2014

Weight of Being: Installation of Photography and Sculpture by Hyeyoung Shin

Clay Street Press

Exhibition

“Installation is very performative activity, which is the use of material to transform a space or an area….I am fascinated with how the empty space on paper and fabric allows me to invite viewers immediately. I strive to create some sort of an ambiguous space where we are not able to define ourselves through the notion of race, language and culture. We can only realize ourselves as human beings without prejudice.” —Hyeyoung Shin

Through Weight of Being, digital print images and cast paper sculptures of feet pairings create interest and engagement for the visitor. By focusing on feet, the ballast to the human form, Ms. Shin showcases that part of the anatomy unsubstantiated by "race, language and culture." With Weight of Being, Hyeyoung Shin transfigures the appendages of feet and toes—auxiliary parts of the core human body — into substantive art.

Sep. 26, 2014

Art Academy of Cinti | Convergys Gallery

Art Academy | Convergys Gallery
1212 Jackson Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event

The Opening Reception for Positive Exposure takes place on Friday, September 26, from 5 to 9 pm, part of Final Fridays in Over-the-Rhine (OTR). With hors d'oeuvres, beverages and music provided. Free and open to the public.

Sep. 26, 2014

Art Academy of Cinti | Pearlman Gallery

Pearlman Gallery

Event

The Opening Reception for Migrantes and Aftermath  is Friday, September 26, from 5 to 9 pm.  A Final Friday gallery event in Over-the-Rhine.  

Sep. 26, 2014

photosmith

photosmith
39 E. Court Street, First Floor | Downtown

Event

The Opening Reception for Hipstamatic Ohio  is on Friday, September 26, from 5:30 to 9 pm.

Sep. 26, 2014

Winner Named

Manifest Gallery & Drawing Center, 2727 Woodburn Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45206

Event

Sep. 26, 2014

Art Beyond Boundaries

Art Beyond Boundaries
1410 Main Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event

The Opening Reception of OTR Main Street: Under the Radar includes refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Sep. 26, 2014

Clay Street Press

Clay Street Press
1312 Clay Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event

The Opening Reception for Hyeyoung Shin's Weight of Being  takes place at the Clay Street Press Gallery on Friday, September 26, from 6 pm. A Final Friday gallery event in Over-the-Rhine.

Sep. 26, 2014

Manifest Gallery & Drawing Center

Manifest Gallery & Drawing Center
2727 Woodburn Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45206

Event

An Opening Reception will take place on Friday, September 26, from 6 to 9 pm. The Best of Show prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the jury-selected, top-scoring work. Refreshments will be served and, in part, sponsored by the Echo Restaurant.


 

Sep. 26, 2014

The Gallery Project

The Gallery Project
2718 Woodburn Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45206

Event

The Opening Reception for Conversations with Photographers is on Friday, September 26, at 6 pm.

Sep. 26, 2014 – Nov. 1, 2014

Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit

1400 Elm Street at Washington Park | Over-the-Rhine | Cincinnati

Exhibition

In 2007, the sensational posthumous discovery of Maier’s work by Chicago historian John Maloff both resurrected a lost artist and raised questions about her life and artistic intentions. A selection of Maier’s photographs, mostly self-portraits, taken during the 1950s and 1960s, will be on view.

FotoFocus Gallery Hours

Wed. Oct. 1 – Sun. Oct. 7
11am – 5pm (Thurs – Sun)

Gallery Hours for FotoFocus Biennial Opening Week

Wed. Oct 8 – Sun. Oct. 12
11am – 8pm

FotoFocus Gallery Hours

Thurs. Oct. 16 – Sat. Nov. 1
11am – 5pm (Thurs – Sun)

 

Sep. 26, 2014 – Nov. 1, 2014

David Benjamin Sherry: Western Romance

1500 Elm Street near Washington Park | Over-the-Rhine | Cincinnati

Exhibition

This exhibition proposes a conversation between contemporary and historic photography. Sherry’s recent large-scale color photographs will be presented alongside masterpieces of American landscape photography, including works by Timothy O’Sullivan, Ansel Adams and Minor White, selected by Kevin Moore. Through this conversation between artist and curator, the installation will reveal differences and continuities between American landscape photography past and present.

FotoFocus Gallery Hours

Wed. Oct. 1 – Sun. Oct. 7
11am – 5pm (Thurs – Sun)

Gallery Hours for FotoFocus Biennial Opening Week

Wed. Oct 8 – Sun. Oct. 12
11am – 8pm

FotoFocus Gallery Hours

Thurs. Oct. 16 – Sat. Nov. 1
11am – 5pm (Thurs – Sun)

Sep. 26, 2014 – Nov. 1, 2014

Stills

Michael Lowe Gallery, 905 Vine Street, Downtown Cincinnati

Exhibition

Curated by Kevin Moore and Nion McEvoy, this exhibition expands the dialogue between the still and the moving image from the perspective of still photography. Presenting works by ten contemporary artists, Stills explores the idea of the photograph as an isolated instant in time and as an essential component in the varied visual environments we inhabit from moment to moment. Artists include: Moyra Davey, Ryan McGinley, Matthew Porter, Barbara Probst, John Stezaker and others. 

FotoFocus Gallery Hours

Wed. Oct. 1 – Sun. Oct. 7
11am – 5pm (Thurs – Sun)

Gallery Hours for FotoFocus Biennial Opening Week

Wed. Oct 8 – Sun. Oct. 12
11am – 8pm

FotoFocus Gallery Hours

Thurs. Oct. 16 – Sat. Nov. 1
11am – 5pm (Thurs – Sun)

Sep. 28, 2014 – Oct. 31, 2014

Global Focus & The Human Face — A Revelation and The Zendala Series

XU Art Gallery | Cohen Center

Exhibition

"A man's feet must be planted in his country but his eyes should survey the world." These words by philosopher and writer George Santayana suggest the importance of remaining rooted in patriotism while at the same time opening one's eyes and mind to the diverse culture that exists outside of nation-drawn borders. Global Focus features work by local photographers that portray cultures outside of the United States. The represented artists traveled outside of their everyday experiences in search of the perfect light or composition.  While the artists remained undeniably bound by this country, as photographers they exhibit urgings for foreign patterns, textures, faces and colors in Global Focus

As complement to Global Focus, there will be two additional exhibitions. In the smaller gallery, also located in Cohen, is The Human Face – A Revelation, 40 photographs by artist and author Gerard Pottebaum, which reveal presence in person. Presence transcending place and time. The Gallagher Student Center’s third-floor art space will host The Zendala Series, an exhibition of mixed-media photographs by Miami University writer, educator and artist Tammy Brown, PhD. The Zendala Series is inspired by the Buddhist monk tradition of mandala art, which uses brightly colored sand to create intricate, circular patterns, beneficial for centering oneself in meditation. Ms. Brown’s mixed-media images combine her ink drawings and digital photography to convey a modern take on the ancient spiritual practice.

Sep. 28, 2014

XU Art Gallery | Cohen Center

XU Art Gallery | Cohen Center
1658 Herald Avenue | Cinti, OH 45207

Event

The Opening Reception for Global Focus is scheduled for Sunday, September 28, from 2 until 4 pm at the Xavier University Art Gallery in the A. B. Cohen Center. Exhibiting photographers will be on hand to discuss their work. 

Sep. 29, 2014 – Oct. 24, 2014

Indomitable Spirit:The Arts in Images — Photographs by Sandro (Miller)

Stivers School for the Arts | Fifth Street Gallery

Exhibition

An award-winning commercial photographer, Sandro utilizes dramatic lighting both in the studio and on location to capture arresting portraits that at once convey the strength and the grace of his subjects. From dancers to sports legends and actors, Sandro’s images pulse with the vibrancy of the creative individuals he photographs. Sandro's subjects have included Michael Jordan, his friend and collaborator John Malkovich, Muddy Waters, Al Pacino and Martha Plimpton. Works for Indomitable Spirit: The Arts in Images were selected to complement Stivers' own wealth of arts, music and dance programs. More about Sandro at www.sandrofilm.com.

Oct. 1, 2014 – Nov. 2, 2014

Girl Detective — original photographs by Andrea Millette

NVISION

Exhibition

Girl Detective is a photographic exploration that interprets the evolution of Nancy Drew, the fictional teen detective, through time and in series form. From her published inception in 1930 to the present, Nancy Drew's persona has grown to meet current ideals of what a strong, independent female character should embody. A combination of the classic book titles and the illustrations from the series inspire to build Andrea Millette's original visual worlds in which the image and character are photographed. The exhibit acts as a retrospective beginning with the original Nancy Drew series of the 1930s. The image titles of this series follow each of the original book titles.

Oct. 1 – 31, 2014

J. Miles Wolf — Photographs of Over-the-Rhine

ArtWorks | Lobby Gallery

Exhibition

J. Miles Wolf provides a brilliant and in-depth look at the architecture, people and events of Over-the-Rhine, the city's most historic neighborhood. J. Miles Wolf — Photographs of Over-the-Rhine captures brilliant moments, like the opening of Washington Park and the renaissance of the historic and brewery districts. Mr. Wolf has photographed Cincinnati and the region for 35 years. His photographs are in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and in the permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. He has published seven books of his photographs, including Cincinnati Images (2010) and Mount Adams: An Urban Island (2012). 

Oct. 1, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2015

Touching Strangers—Cincinnati

Richard Renaldi For FotoFocus

Exhibition

“Most photographers capture life as it is, but in these strangers, Richard Renaldi has captured something much more ethereal and elusive. He shows us humanity as it could be — as most of us wish it would be — and as it was, at least for those one fleeting moments in time.” —Steve Hartman, On the Road for CBS News: Aug. 2, 2013

Renowned New York City photographer Richard Renaldi will produce a unique extension of his ongoing and successful project, Touching Strangers, in over 88 bus shelters throughout Cincinnati. With this project, Mr. Renaldi invites strangers to come together and pose in a portrait. As if they were friends, a real couple or family. These portraits briefly capture a shared moment between individuals unknown to one another, except in this close encounter.  Sponsored by Cincinnati Metro and FotoFocus through ArtWorksOn display from October 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015.

Oct. 1 – 27, 2014

Transmute

UC Clermont College | Park National Bank Art Gallery

Exhibition

Transmute is a photo exhibition, curated by Saad Ghosn and featuring the works of three Cincinnati photographers: Matt Dwyer, William Howes and Michael Wilson. All photographers address a transformation from a given state. Transformation caused by time or by nature or by human intervention. Each photographer exhibits this transformation with his distinctive esthetic approach and subject matter. Matt Dwyer’s pictures represent images he took of trash sludge, hydraulic oil and various chemicals while working in the trash industry. He then transmuted the refuse into beautifully recreated abstract and colorful "landscapes." According to Mr. Dwyer,  "I daily dreaded coming to work," but then, "I eventually began to photograph what I saw, capturing the colors, textures and angles of my job sites." Meanwhile, William Howes takes pictures of old abandoned houses reclaimed by time and neglect. In Mr. Howes' images, that original beauty is transmuted into a different beauty.  Beauty caused by abandonment and decay. Mr. Howes cannot capture the once cherished, first-built structures. But he does deter time in his way. He photographs the survivors awaiting their complete disappearance. Michael Wilson’s pictures of delicate tendrils of grapevines are beautiful testament to life and growth. Mr. Wilson captures simultaneously the graceful and fragile shapes as well as knowingly conveying strength and support. “These slender and whimsical shapes are to me like small hints, clues and reminders that growth is molded by the resistance and support of that which surrounds,” he says. The fragile tendrils of the grapevines he portrays are transmuted by nature into solid anchors, essential for life.

Oct. 1, 2014

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery | Aronoff Center

Weston Art Gallery

Event

FOCUS  ON VENUE APPRECIATION EVENT

This reception is held especially as a thank you for representatives of venues participating in the FotoFocus Biennial 2014. Focus-Level Passport ticket holders are also invited to attend.

 

Oct. 2, 2014

UC Clermont College | Park National Bank Art Gallery

UC Clermont College | Park National Bank Art Gallery
4200 Clermont College Drive | Batavia, OH 45103

Event

The Opening Reception on Thursday, October 2, from 4:30 to 5 pm, will be preceded by a meet-and-greet with the photographers, who will take comments and address questions.

 

Oct. 2, 2014

Modernbook Speaker

Mercantile Library, Walnut Street, 11th Floor | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Lecture

Oct. 2, 2014

Panel Discussion

DVAC, 118 N. Jefferson St. | Dayton, OH 45402

Panel discussion

Oct. 2, 2014

Miller Gallery

Douglas Kirkland at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Fath Auditorium — Eden Park Drive

Lecture

Douglas Kirkland will address his 60 years in photography at his Artist's Talk at the Cincinnati Art Museum (Fath Auditorium) on Thursday, October 2, from 6 to 8 pm. Mr. Kirkland will also sign copies of his new book published by Glitterati — A Life in Pictures

 

The Douglas Kirkland Artist's Talk is sponsored by Canon.

Oct. 2, 2014

Dayton Visual Arts Center

DVAC
118 N. Jefferson St. | Dayton OH 45402

Panel discussion

Beginning at 6:15 pm, Curator Joel Whitaker will lead a panel discussion with three of the exhibiting artists  Glenna Jennings, Julie Renée Jones and Daniel J. McInnis  of Variations in Likeness.

 

Oct. 2, 2014

Mercantile Library

Mercantile Library
Walnut Street, 11th Floor | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Lecture

In this FotoFocus lecture and presentation, MODERNBOOK Publishing — A New Approach, Mark Pinsukanjana, founding partner of Modernbook Editions, the publishing arm of Modernbook Gallery in San Francisco, describes the house's unique approach to publishing and marketing works by emerging photographers. In 2011, Modernbook collaborated with The Museum of Photographic Arts( MOPA), San Diego, to publish their exhibition catalog, Streetwise: Masters of 60's Photography.  Examples of Modernbook Editions — including newly released Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir, with select images of the 1950s60s  will be on view and available for sale after the lecture.  

 

Oct. 3, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015

Blue Roots and Uncommon Wealth: The Kentucky Photographs of Carey Gough and Guy Mendes

Iris BookCafé & Gallery

Exhibition

Guy Mendes’ photographs are landscapes and portraits, often of authors and musicians, gathered from his life in Kentucky from the 1970s to the present. Carey Gough photographs the sites of Kentucky’s rich heritage of old time and bluegrass music. Blue Roots and Uncommon Wealth: The Kentucky Photographs of Carey Gough and Guy Mendes is a visual homage to the Commonwealth of Kentucky — also called the Bluegrass State — by two generations of artists.

Guy Mendes arrived at the University of Kentucky from his native New Orleans in 1966, intending to become a journalist. An anti-war rally speech by Wendell Berry led to a friendship and visits to Ralph Eugene Meatyeard’s Eyeglasses of Kentucky shop and gallery, where he also saw photographs by Emmett Gowin and Bill Burke, becoming a student and photographic companion of Meatyard’s. For 40 years he has worked as a writer, director and producer for Kentucky Educational Television, winning several Emmy awards. Along the way he has become one of Kentucky’s best known and respected photographers, as drawn to the remarkable people of his state as to its compelling landscapes.

Originally from the great state of Kentucky, Carey Gough currently calls Shrewsbury, England, home, though she frequently returns to Kentucky to visit family and friends and photograph the region her heart truly loves. She considers Guy Mendes her teacher and mentor, and credits him with being “ the man who started this project; he gave me a book when I was 17 that got me interested in the areas from which Kentucky music came and the rest is history.” She has frequently titled the work, "A Music So Subtle and Vast" (from a poem of Wendell Berry’s). Her photographs of Kentucky are evocations, laced with an emigrant’s longing, rooted in a still present past. She recently received her MFA in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales. 

Oct. 3, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015

Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

Taft Museum of Art

Exhibition

Some of the greatest names in photographic history appear in Paris Night & Day. This exhibition features vintage prints by French nationals and international photographers who worked in Paris, including Eugène Atget, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Brassaï, Ilse Bing, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt, André Kertész and Man Ray. Paris Night & Day comprises works ranging from the lingering realist perspective of the late 19th century, through to the modernist experiments in the early twentieth century and culminating in the startling world of Surrealist photography in the 1930s. Lovers of photography will delight in the many iconic images to be seen.

Oct. 3 – 31, 2014

Shadows of Lacock

Thomas More College | Eva G. Farris Gallery

Exhibition

With Shadows of Lacock, Photographer Laura Hartford reveals the magical aura of photography’s history in shadowy mimicry. Ms. Hartford uses the calotype paper negative process invented in 1840 by William Henry Fox Talbot.  It was Talbot’s goal to firmly “fix” the shadow — what he described as “the most transitory of things” — created by the camera obscura. After years of experimentation with silver salts on paper, Talbot developed the first photographic negatives. The fix for “all that is fleeting and momentary.” The Shadows of Lacock images are a reflection on the nature and birth of photography, and they explore the calotype as a unique instrument with which to capture the passage of time. The central images are those Ms. Hartford created during a month-long residency at Mr. Talbot’s ancestral home, Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, England. Lacock itself is steeped in layers of history, originally built as a convent in the thirteenth century. Like many photographers working in historic processes, Ms. Hartford is interested in the aesthetic character of the medium as well as her own “effort to capture something of the feeling one has in this place, a reaction to its legacy, its ghosts and its shadows.”

Oct. 3, 2014

Stivers School for the Arts | Fifth Street Gallery

Stivers School for the Arts | 5th Street Gallery
1313 E. Fifth Street | Dayton, OH 45402

Event

The Opening Reception for Indomitable Spirit:The Arts in Images is Friday, October 3, from 5 to 9 pm.

Oct. 3, 2014

Live Music

Mr. Pitiful’s, 1323 Main Street, Cinti, OH 45202

Exhibition

Oct. 3, 2014

Behringer-Crawford Museum

Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road — Devou Park | Covington, KY

Exhibition

The Behringer-Crawford Museum will host an Opening Reception for 50 Years of Photojournalism in Northern Kentucky 1960-2010: Winter Edition on Friday, October 3, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The evening will include a preview of the exhibition, which formally opens on Saturday, October 4. With light refreshments. The Reception is open to the public.

Oct. 3, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015

Paris Night & Day

Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike Street, Downtown

Exhibition

Oct. 4, 2014 – Nov. 15, 2014

Beautiful Deception

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Exhibition

Beautiful Deception is a sculptural and installation-based group show by six artists — Sheri Besso, Chelsea Borgman, Ballard Borich, Richard Fruth, Sean Mullaney and C. Jacqueline Wood. Photography and lens-based work — photographs, film, lenses — is the universal medium they employ, and each artist incorporates principles such as light, time and space into their individual works.

Oct. 4, 2014 – Jan. 18, 2015

50 Years of Photojournalism in Northern Kentucky, 1960-2010: Winter Edition

Behringer-Crawford Museum

Exhibition

Through a selection of images taken by local photojournalists working for The Kentucky Post, The Kentucky Enquirer and the Associated Press, this premiere exhibit celebrates Northern Kentucky life and culture during the winter season and commemorates those who have dedicated their careers to capturing the community?s memorable moments.

Oct. 4, 2014 – Nov. 15, 2014

Cincinnati: Shadow and Light

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Exhibition

Cincinnati: Shadow and Light features more than 50 photographs by award-winning photojournalist and former Cincinnati Enquirer photographer Michael E. Keating, whose career has spanned five decades. The retrospective of photographs in Shadow and Light serves as historical narrative for the region. It also reveals much about the photographer himself. On display is a work of contrast: the beauty of our city and its people but also the harsh underbelly of daily life. Organized by themes — The Ohio River; Dispatches from the Field; The Cincinnati Reds; and Character and Personality. Also, the exhibit will introduce, Cincinnati: Shadow and Light, a beautifully published book of Mr. Keating’s photographs, including the exhibition photography and more. The book is at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center shop as well as many booksellers. All profits from the sale of the book and the photographs from the exhibit will be donated to The Clyde N. Day Foundation supporting student scholarships.

The Exhibition Opening is Saturday, October 4, from 6 to 9 pm. A Gallery Talk by Photographer Michael E. Keating is scheduled for Saturday, October 25 at 2 pm.

 

Oct. 4 – 18, 2014

Douglas Kirkland: A Life in Pictures | Dhani Jones: Homonyms Holograph

Miller Gallery

Exhibition

Miller Gallery is showing two solo exhibitions simultaneously for the FotoFocus Biennial.

In A Life in Pictures, visitors get the rare opportunity to see the remarkable body of work Douglas Kirkland has amassed throughout his 60-year photographic career. As a photographer for Look and Life magazines during the golden age of '60s–'70s photojournalism, Mr. Kirkland has photographed more than 600 celebrities, covered over 2000 assignments and has been on-set photographer for more than 100 motion pictures, including Out of Africa, Titanic and Moulin Rouge. Having exhibited all over the world, Mr. Kirkland’s work is in the permanent collections of many international museums, galleries and institutions, including The Smithsonian and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, which houses his Freeze Frame exhibition. Awards honoring Mr. Kirkland include, most recently, the 2014 edition of photo l.a. art fair, which acknowledged as its honoree Mr. Kirkland's vast achievement in the art of photography.

Dhani Makalani Jones is a retired NFL linebacker and former Cincinnati Bengal, an adventurer, designer, author, commentator and host who became avidly interested in photography while traveling for the television series, Dhani Tackles the Globe. Mr. Jones' interest in photography then became a passion. Homonyms Holograph is a conceptual project. Through photographic expression, Mr. Jones explores the confusing complexities of the English language and looks to illustrate this challenge through a series of photographic homonyms. Dhani Jones is also a philanthropist. BowTie Cause (bowtiecause.org) is his philanthropic initiative, for which he has designed approximately 5000 bow ties for more than 30 charitable organizations. 

Oct. 4, 2014 – Nov. 1, 2014

If These Walls Could Speak

Prairie

Exhibition

If These Walls Could Speakis a collaborative educational program and project with teens/young adults focusing on the basic elements of photography through the use of the camera obscura, an ancient-imaging device used before photography to create expressive images through projection. Prairie will work with three community organizations to create several camera obscura installations on-site at facilities located in three different neighborhoods of Cincinnati. The images produced will be captured using conventional digital cameras and will serve as reflection stimulus for students, who will then create autobiographical and community works. Prairie will show the final exhibit of work from this program by featuring the resulting student work— images produced for the camera obscura installations (at the off-site locations) as well as reflective writing, videos and photographs.

Oct. 4, 2014 – Nov. 5, 2014

Shedding Light

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Exhibition

Shedding Light is a juried and curated exhibition with an international call to artists. Shedding Light will showcase 50 digital works of art from submissions that make use of the Hipstamatic® lenses — the smartphone application for creating analog and vintage camera effects with filters and formatting. Curated by Tad Barney, Brad Smith and Jens Rosenkrantz. A printed catalog of photographs will accompany the exhibition.

Oct. 4, 2014

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3711 Clifton Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45220

Event

The Opening Reception for Beautiful Deception is on Saturday, October 4, from 6 to 8 pm. 

Oct. 4, 2014

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3711 Clifton Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45220

Event

The Opening Reception for Shedding Light is on Saturday, October 4, from 6 to 8 pm.  

Oct. 4, 2014

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45213

Event

Opening Reception for Cincinnati: Shadow and Light on Saturday, October 4, from 6 to 9 pm. Free. Showcases photographs of the city and its people by acclaimed Enquirer photojournalist Michael Keating. Features a new book by the same name. 

Oct. 4, 2014

Miller Gallery

Miller Gallery
2715 Erie Avenue | Cinti, OH 45208

Event

The Opening Party for Douglas Kirkland's A Life in Pictures is scheduled for Saturday, October 4, from 7 to 10 pm

 

Oct. 8 – 12, 2014

Opening Week of Biennial 2014

Memorial Hall Programs

Exhibition

Memorial Hall—overlooking Washington Park and offering a 600-seat theatre and concert hall—is the primary location for programs associated with the Opening Week of the FotoFocusBiennial 2014. The theme of programs for this edition of the Biennial is Photography in Dialogue, and the interplay of photography and other is the focus for the week of screenings, lectures and performances by artists, curators, critics and art world professionals.  The treatment of photography in relation to other media, its own history and as a collaborative act is the provocative springboard for discussion and viewing this Biennial.

A FotoFocus Passport Ticket —FLASH, ZOOM, FOCUS — permits access to the Memorial Hall programming, receptions, book signings and unique opportunities to meet artists and curators from the film, museum and academic arenas. The FotoFocus Biennial Bookstore, Café, Lounge and an exhibition of award-winning photography books will be located on the first floor and open to the public.

 

Oct. 8 – 12, 2014

FotoGram@ArtHub

Washington Park plus satellite locations: Memorial Hall, Neon’s Unplugged, Japp’s Since 1879 and 21c Museum Hotel

Exhibition

FotoGram@ArtHub is an Instagram-inspired exhibition that emphasizes the communal nature of the FotoFocus Biennial 2014 and its commitment to the community of Cincinnati. We wish to thank the following FotoGrammers for documenting their inspirations and guiding the rest of us as we capture FotoFocus Biennial 2014:

Ivan Shaw
Brian Sholis
Wilson Reyes
Pam Kravetz
Kenneth Wright
Margy Waller
Barbara Hauser
Maddie Hordinski
Tracey Lynn Conrad
Molly Wellmann
Kylie Wilkerson
Joe Neiheisel
Luke Dormet
Nion McEvoy
Robin McKerrell
Derek Dos Anjos
Haviland Argo 
Brian Douglas
Bob Schwartz

 

Oct. 8 – 12, 2014

FotoFocus Biennial Bookstore

Memorial Hall

Event

Oct. 8 – 12, 2014

Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

Memorial Hall

Event

Oct. 8, 2014

Martha Colburn films with live accompaniment

Memorial Hall

Exhibition

Oct. 8, 2014

Memorial Hall Programs

Memorial Hall
Over-the-Rhine

Event

WED OCT 8

Photography in Dialogue: 6:30–10 pm

Opening Reception & Performance
8 pm: Triumph of the Wild, a show of films, live musical accompanimentand solo performances, featuring the animated films of Martha Colburn with pianist and composer Thollem McDonas and Tatiana Berman and the Constella Ensemble.
 
 
 

Oct. 8 – 12, 2014

Screenings

Lightborne Studios | Over-the-Rhine | Cincinnati

Film / Video

This collection of art films emphasizes film and video’s long-standing ties to art photography, featuring works by Bruce Conner, Nicolas Provost, Martha Colburn and others. The program premiered at Paramount Pictures Studios as part of Paris Photo Los Angeles in April 2014. During the FotoFocus Biennial, the films will screen continuously in the Lightborne Studios in Over-the-Rhine.

FotoFocus Biennial Opening Hours

Viewing Hours for Screenings at Lightborne

Wed. Oct. 8

  • 2pm-5pm | Public Preview
  • 5pm-8pm | Opening Event

Regular Viewing Hours

Thurs. Oct. 9-Sun. Oct. 12

11am-8pm

 

Oct. 9, 2014 – Nov. 8, 2014

The Faces of No One

Pop Revolution Gallery

Exhibition

“Creator/Preserver/Destroyer/Ask which one I am/There’s no drugged-out devils or/Square-halo angels/Walking among us/I am among no one/I am among no one/I am among no one/No one”—Excerpt lyrics from "Hey, Cruel World," by Marilyn Manson on Born Villain (April 2012)

The Faces of No One contains photographs by Chrystal Scanlon of Marilyn Manson fans as they were found waiting to watch the theatrical performer and artist sing during the North American leg of his 2012–13 world tour. Ms. Scanlon is a fan of Mr. Manson. The title of her exhibition of photographs comes from his song, "Hey, Cruel World."  According to Ms. Scanlon, "The Faces of No One [is the title] because that is what we are. I have learned that the hardest part about being no one is not being no one at all. It is being no one even after you have been seen.” And Ms. Scanlon is a fan of the fans: “This project took me from the east coast to the west coast and back again a few times. I met so many wonderful people. I slept in a ton of parking lots, scary motels, and a few fancy ones too." And, at the end of her touring, Ms. Scanlon considered "driving thousands of miles for the best two hours of her life" a dream come true.

Oct. 9, 2014

Memorial Hall Programs

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street | Over-the-Rhine

Event

THURS OCT 9:  11am  6:00 pm

11am: Memorial Hall opens for browsing at the FotoFocus Biennial Bookstore and the Aperture Foundation Fotobook Awards exhibit.

Photography in Dialogue

1pm: Film—Gerhard Richter Painting, 2011 (97 mins) by Corrina Belz — Response by Artist Anne Lindberg, Kansas City/New York

3:30pm: Discussion — Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs: The One-Eyed Thief — Conversation between Chief Curator Raphaela Platow, Contemporary Arts Center and FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore

5pm: Discussion—Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit— Forum with Gallerist Deborah Bell, New York; Gallerist Howard Greenberg, New York; and Art Critic Richard B. Woodward, New York. Moderated by FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore.

Oct. 9, 2014

Opening: The Sochi Project

Reed Gallery — DAAP Galleries | UC Campus (Clifton), 2624 Clifton Avenue | Cinti, OH 45221

Event

Oct. 9, 2014

DAAP Galleries | Meyers Gallery — UC

Meyers Gallery — DAAP Galleries | UC Campus (Clifton)
Steger Student Life Center on UC Main Street | Cinti, OH 45221

Event

The Opening Reception for What’s Next takes place at DAAP's Meyers Gallery on Thursday, October 9, from 5 to 7 pm

 

Oct. 9, 2014

DAAP Galleries | Reed Gallery — UC

Reed Gallery — DAAP Galleries | UC Campus (Clifton)
2624 Clifton Avenue | Cinti, OH 45221

Event

The Opening Reception forThe Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasas is from 5 to 7 pm at DAAP's Reed Gallery on Thursday, October 9. 

 

Oct. 9, 2014

Wright State | Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries

Wright State | Creative Arts Center-M252
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway | Dayton, OH 45435

Lecture

Elena Dorfman Speaks at Wright State
Acclaimed Photographer Elena Dorfman speaks on Thursday, October 9, from 5 to 6 pm in the Creative Arts Center, room M252. Elena Dorfman achieved much of her fame through exploring the social, cultural and sexual practices of subcultural groups. Some of her photographic series explored the lives of Cosplay participants and horse jockeys. She eventually branched out to capture contemporary views of ancient yet evolving midwestern landscapes, shifting the focus from people to places in her series Empire Falling. It was her Still Lovers series, however, that placed her in the spotlight of fine art photography. Ms. Dorfman’s concern for overlooked groups recently took her to the Middle East, where she spent six months covering the Syrian refugee crisis for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Her Syria’s Lost Generation documents the plight of Syria’s youth in the form of powerful photographic portraits.Ms. Dorfman's work, which is also included in the current Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries exhibition, Exposure: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography ( September 2 October 12, 2014), will be featured in her Artist Talk. 

Oct. 9, 2014

Film & Panel Discussions

Memorial Hall

Panel discussion

Oct. 9, 2014

Pop Revolution Gallery

Pop Revolution Gallery
105 East Main Street | Mason, OH 45040

Event

There will be an Opening Reception for The Faces of No One on Thursday, October 9, from 6 to 10 pm.

Oct. 9, 2014

Taft Museum of Art

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event

The FotoFocus Reception and private viewing for Paris Night & Day is on Thursday, October 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

Oct. 10 – 30, 2014

Cincinnati Yesterday and Today Print Exhibition

[Retirement Communities and Cultural Center in Cinti]

Exhibition

Cincinnati Yesterday and Today Print Exhibition combines selected black-and-white images of the sights of Cincinnati's past by Paul Briol (1909–1955), combined with contemporary pairings of these same sights today, reinterpreted from distinct vantage points by twelve local photographers: Helen Adams, Jymi Bolden, Lisa Britton, Anita Douthat, Maureen France, Cal Kowal, Mark Patsfall, Brad Smith, Tony Walsh, Bryn Weller, J. Miles Wolf and Jay Yocis. All of the images are of iconic Cincinnati locations. Both the historic image and its contemporary counterpart are printed in black and white on the same sheet of archival paper. This exhibition will tour three communities in which related and interactive programming is planned.

Paul Briol was a well known Cincinnati photographer who photographed Cincinnati landmarks from the 1940s through the 1960s. His dramatic and atmospheric compositions captured the city in the mid-twentieth century. The earlier rendered scenes by Mr. Briol and the contemporary pairings provide an interesting counterpoint between the past and the present. His photographs are used courtesy of the Cincinnati History Museum's photographic collection. Curated by Kip Eagan.

Oct. 10, 2014

DAAP Galleries | Sycamore Gallery — UC

DAAP Galleries | Sycamore Gallery — UC
628 Sycamore Street 45202 | Downtown

Event

The Opening Reception for Input/Output is on Friday, October 10. Visit www.daap.uc.edu/galleries/Sycamore_Gallery.html for further information.

Oct. 10, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015

Eyes on the Street

Cincinnati Art Museum

Exhibition

Featuring ten acclaimed artists, most newly showing in this region, Eyes on the Street re-imagines the genre of street photography and demonstrates how cameras shape our perceptions of cities. While today’s discussion of cameras in public spaces most likely revolves around surveillance tactics and first-amendment rights, Eyes on the Street illuminates how cameras help us to comprehend the complex and diverse urban environment. The show includes images from large cities around the world, such as New York, San Francisco, Beirut, Paris, Tokyo and Istanbul. The artists in Eyes on the Street deliberatively make use of the camera’s technical capabilities, adopting techniques such as high-speed, high-definition lenses; multiple or simultaneous exposures; and “impossible” film shots or appropriated surveillance-camera footage. For example, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, who lives and works in New York City, uses a strobe flash to highlight and isolate people in Times Square, as shown in his Head #1 (2001). Additional artists exhibited are Olivo Barbieri (Italian; lives and works in Modena, Italy); Jason Evans (British; lives and works in London); Paul Graham (British; lives and works in NYC ); Mark Lewis (Canadian; lives and works in London); Jill Magid (American; lives and works in NYC); James Nares (American; lives and works in NYC); Barbara Probst (German; lives and works in NYC); Jennifer West (American; lives and works in Los Angeles); and Michael Wolf (German; lives and works in Paris and Hong Kong). Organized by CAM Associate Curator of Photography Brian Sholis.

 

 

Oct. 10, 2014 – Nov. 6, 2014

Firm But Kind

Brazee Street Studios | gallery One One

Exhibition

Merrilee Luke-Ebbeler’s Firm But Kind exhibition of photographs pulls the viewer into a moment in time that is often focused on family and the events that bring them together. Birthday parties, weddings and parades serve as opportunities to capture intimate moments and multilayered narratives that are less about broad political statements and more about the dignity of relationships between individuals.

 Firm But Kind is a selection of images that demonstrates Ms. Luke-Ebbeler’s eye as a scavenger of visual stories. In the tradition of capturing the decisive moment, the Art Academy of Cincinnati-trained photographer is always searching for the microsecond that elevates the ordinary into something extraordinary. Taking photographs in a stream-of-consciousness way, Ms. Luke-Ebbeler continuously looks for compelling compositions within the frame of her lens as she aspires to create a narrative with open-ended imagery. Firm But Kind showcases 24 large-scale, black-and-white digital photographs at gallery One One in Brazee Street Studios.

Oct. 10 – 31, 2014

Input/Output

DAAP Galleries | Sycamore Gallery — UC

Exhibition

Input/Output invites ten collaborating artists to produce a sculptural work for the express purpose of being photographed (Input). Gallery curators then completed the process with sculptures based on these photographs (Output). Original Input works of photography and Output sculpture are also documented in catalogue form.

Oct. 10, 2014 – Jan. 8, 2015

What She Sees

YWCA Women’s Art Gallery

Exhibition

What She Sees features the work of three local women artists. From spontaneous photojournalism to more elusive images, these artists all focus on storytelling from behind the lens. Maureen France is a documentary photographer, whose work has been exhibited in nearly 100 national and international exhibitions. She is represented in museum collections including Eastman Kodak, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Library of Congress. Her work captures the beauty of real people in public places. Samantha Grier is a photojournalist who focuses on reporting daily life in a way that is honest, accurate and technically adept. Among several media outlets, she has worked for The Cincinnati PostThe Cincinnati Enquirer and WCPO. Mary Strubbe is a freelance photographer who creates intuitively, letting the photographic process determine the themes and patterns of her images. She alters her subject matter, her framing or her perspective at times to portray the intangible.

 

 

Oct. 10, 2014

Memorial Hall Programs

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street | Over-the-Rhine

Event

FRI. OCT. 10: 11am–7:30 pm

Photography in Dialogue: Landscapes

1 pm: Film: Somewhere to Disappear, With Alec Soth, 2011 (57 mins), by Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove — Response by Artist Matthew Porter, New York.

3 pm: Conversation between Artist Elena Dorfman, Los Angeles,and Museum Director Alice Gray Stites, 21c Museum Hotel. Moderated by Curator and Art Dealer Damon Brandt, New York.

4:30 pm: Conversation between Artist David Benjamin Sherry and  Associate Curator Elizabeth Siegel, Art Institute of Chicago. Moderated by FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore.

6 pm: Keynote Address by Jeff L. Rosenheim—Shadow and Substance: Photography and the American Civil War

Jeff L. Rosenheim is Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

 

 

Oct. 10, 2014

ArtWorks | Lobby Gallery

Artworks | Lobby Gallery
20 E. Central Parkway | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event

The Opening Reception for J. Miles Wolf — Photographs of Over-the-Rhine is on Friday, October 10, from 5 to 8 pm.

Oct. 10, 2014

Landscapes

Memorial Hall

Lecture

Oct. 10, 2014

Brazee Street Studios | gallery One One

gallery One One | Brazee Street Studios
4426 Brazee Street | Cinti, OH 45209

Event

The Opening Reception for Firm But Kind is on Friday, October 10, from 6 pm. This Reception is part of Brazee Street Studio's Open Studios Event on the second Friday of each month.

Oct. 10, 2014

Contemporary Arts Center

After-Hours Exhibition Viewing & Reception at the Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event

The After-Hours Viewing of Taiyo Onerato & Nico Krebs:The One-Eyed Thief is on Friday, October 10, from 6:15 pm to midnight for FLASH-, ZOOM- and FOCUS-Level Passport Ticket Holders. A special reception of hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be held in the Boardroom.

Make reservations at:  rsvp@fotofocuscincinnati.org

The CAC is open throughout the evening to All Levels of Passport Ticket Holders. You may want to catch the Memorial Hall program at 6 pm and Keynote Speaker JEFF L. ROSENHEIM of The Metropolitan Museum of Art...and then head uptown to join the crowd at the CAC.

 

 

Oct. 10, 2014

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

PRIVATE DINNER at 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati for FOCUS Passport Holders
609 Walnut Street | Downtown

Event

 

PRIVATE DINNER For Focus-Level Passport Holders 

8:30 –11 pm

RSVP Required for Focus Level: rsvp@fotofocuscincinnati.org

A special late evening dinner for Focus-Level Passport Ticket Holders will take place after the 6 pm Memorial Hall program, in which Keynote Speaker JEFF L. ROSENHEIM, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, discusses photography and the Civil War.

Oct. 10, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015

Eyes on the Street

Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mt. Adams

Exhibition

Oct. 11, 2014

Memorial Hall Programs

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street | Over-the-Rhine

Event

SAT. OCT 11: 11am–11pm 

11am: Memorial Hall opens for browsing at the FotoFocus Biennial Bookstore and the Aperture Foundation Fotobook Awards exhibit.

PHOTOGRAPHY IN DIALOGUE: Urbanscapes

1 pm: Film: Bill Cunningham New York, 2010 (1:24mins), by Richard Press and Phillip Gefter. Response by Photography Director Ivan Shaw, at Vogue Magazine, New York.

3:30 pm: Forum on street photography: Guests include Curator Steven Matijcio, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Associate Curator of Photography Brian Sholis, Cincinnati Art Museum; and FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore

5 pm: FotoGram@ArtHub — Forum moderated by Photography Director Ivan Shaw of Vogue. Guests include: Architect José Garcia, Designer of the Art Hub in Washington Park and Publisher Nion McEvoy, of Chronicle Books and Co-Curator of the Stills exhibition.

8 pm: Artist, Author and Director John Waters: This Filthy World Performance

 

 

 

Oct. 11, 2014

Regional Student Show | Findlay Street Project Space

Regional Student Show
424 Findlay Street | Cincinnati, OH 45214

Event

The Opening Reception for the Regional Student Show takes place on Saturday, October 11, from 11am to 2 pm.

Oct. 11, 2014

Urbanscapes

Memorial Hall

Lecture

Oct. 11, 2014

NVISION

NVISION
4577 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45223

Event

Opening Reception for Girl Detective — with the opportunity to meet Photographer Andrea Millette — is on Saturday, October 11, from 6 to 10:15 pm.

Oct. 11, 2014

Prairie

Prairie
4035 Hamilton Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45223

Event

The Opening Reception for If These Walls Could Speak will be held on Saturday, October 11, at 6 pm.

Oct. 12, 2014

Memorial Hall Programs

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street | Over-the-Rhine

Event

SUN. OCT 12: 11am–5pm

11am: Memorial Hall opens for browsing at the FotoFocus Biennial Bookstore and the Aperture Foundation Fotobook Awards exhibit.

Photography in Dialogue: Forum

1pm: Input/Output — Forum about the DAAP exhibition with Artist Jordan Tate, Artist Aaron Cowan and Artist Rachel de Joode

2:30 pm: Conversation between Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell — on Bidwell Projects and Transformer Station, Cleveland

3:30 pm: Forum on film  with Martha Colburn and Kristen Erwin. Moderated by FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore.

 

 

 

Oct. 12, 2014

Art Beyond Boundaries

Art Beyond Boundaries
1410 Main Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Lecture

There will be a Gallery Talk by Melvin Grier, award-winning photojournalist for The Cincinnati Post takes place on Sunday,  October 12, from 2 to 3 pm.

Oct. 12, 2014

Forum

Memorial Hall

Panel discussion

Oct. 12, 2014

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event

The Opening Reception for Eyes on the Street is on Sunday, October 12, from 6 to 9 pm.

Oct. 13, 2014 – Dec. 12, 2014

Life as We Age:Two Social Perspectives

Wilmington College | The Harcum Art Gallery

Exhibition

Time takes its toll. Highly acclaimed  photojournalists Judi Parks and Ed Kashi focus on this truism in Life as We Age: Two Social Perspectives. The exhibition grabs attention because of its textural artistry: the starkness of slack skin exposed to stage lights or the filtered illumination cast by the waning sun over a taut figure in bed.  Life as We Age also compels because its subject — aging — does now, or will soon, affect us all. From Ms. Parks’ perspective, aging can be an engaging encounter with the independently thriving in the rural heartland. From Mr. Kashi’s perspective, it can be the lost look of a non-native speaker in an urban U.S. healthcare facility. Ms. Parks draws from her Home Sweet Home: Caring for America’s Elderly, a long-term documentary book project that progressed despite continuous cross-country treks — from California to Ohio and Kentucky and then back again — in order to shoulder the primary care-taking of both her parents through their illnesses and deaths. The extra time and travel involved in this personal journey helped inform and provide dimension to Ms. Parks’ photographs. Mr. Kashi pulls from his experience with Aging in America: The Years Ahead, a book that evolved from an award-winning story for The New York Times Magazine. Together in Life as We Age, Mr. Kashi and Ms. Parks combine their separate vantage points for an unblinking examination of aging in society.

Oct. 13, 2014

Wilmington College | The Harcum Art Gallery

The Harcum Art Gallery
1870 Quaker Way (corner of Withrow Circle and College Street) | Wilmington, OH 45177

Event

The Opening Reception for Life as We Age: Two Social Perspectives is on Monday, October 13, from 6 to 8 pm.  

Oct. 14, 2014 – Jan. 12, 2015

City Streets

La Poste Eatery

Exhibition

For the FotoFocus 2014 Biennial, LaPoste Eatery is featuring the photography of Jens G. Rosenkrantz, Jr. in his first one-man exhibit. City Streets is a collection of street scenes that are digitally altered images printed on canvas and mounted on 36 x 36-inch cradleboards.

Oct. 14, 2014 – Nov. 22, 2014

Student Photographic Society: Present & Past — MSJ Chapter

The Flats Gallery

Exhibition

Photographs on exhibition are produced by members of the MSJ Chapter of  the Student Photographic Society (SPS). Participating artists include current students — such as Ava Koppenhoefer, whose work is shown here — as well as alumni of Mount St. Joseph.

Oct. 14, 2014

Symposium: Health Care in the US

Wilmington College, 1870 Quaker Way (corner of Withrow Circle and College Street) | Wilmington, OH 45177

Lecture

Tuesday, October 14 

10 –11:30 am

Denied: The Health Care Crisis in America with Photojournalist Ed Kashi

Drawing on his work for the documentary film of the same title, photojournalist Ed Kashi will explore the reality behind America's dysfunctional health care system and what it means when access to care is denied. Using his camera as a tool for social change, Mr. Kashi is dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm Round Table Discussions

A series of roundtable discussions moderated by community members from a variety of different organizations will allow time and space for small informal discussions of a variety of health care-related issues.

1 pm– 2:30 pm: Aging in America: The Years Ahead film showing, followed by Q&A session with Julie Winokur

This film is a journey across the topography of aging in search of what it means to have a “good old age.” The film is the result of seven years of fieldwork by Julie Winokur, a writer and documentary film producer whose work uses the power of visual media as catalyst to positive social change.

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm.: “The Rightful Amounts of Health Care in America: Will Health Reform Help?” with Dr. Mark Pauly

As the Bendheim Professor of Health Care Management at Wharton, Dr. Pauly recognizes that most agree that there is a right to health care, and he works to help pinpoint the key facts surrounding this issue and how it aligns with our individual perspectives and values.

7:30 pm – 9 pm: “Is Health Care a Human Right?” Panel Discussion

Health care has become an often polarizing and partisan issue in which many facts and important points have not been heard above the din of politics. The panel discussion will feature persons knowledgeable on the topic and representing several viewpoints.

24th Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium

Oct. 15, 2014

Northern Kentucky University | Fine Arts Center

Greaves Concert Hall
Fine Arts Center Building | NKU Campus

Lecture

Michael 'Nick' Nichols will provide an Artist Talk and presentation on Wednesday, October 15, at 7 pm. A reception and book signing will immediately follow in the Main Gallery, 3rd floor. 

Oct. 16, 2014 – Nov. 20, 2014

Charlie Engman

Phyllis Weston Gallery

Exhibition

A piercing intellect, keen wit and a precise eye informs the work of photographer Charlie Engman. The human body and its gestures — energetic, alive, frozen in movement, contorted, bifurcated, moldable — in a setting of texture and color are part and parcel of his artistry. Although Mr. Engman is known primarily for fashion photography, he makes little distinction between fashion work, styling work and personal work, noting that any “styled” image of malleable material could be considered within the realm of fashion. Some of his most interesting material is a provocative body of work featuring his mother and muse, Kathleen McCain Engman. Mr. Engman admits that it is his personal state of high anxiety and absolute willingness to “walk on the wild side” that propel him into a peculiar and fresh new world. In January 2014, Mr. Engman was named as a “photographer to watch” by both the British Journal of Photography and Photo District News (PDN). His work is in featured in an array of trending and traditional publications, including, I-D, Tank, AnOther, Metal, Jalouse, Vogue and Bloomberg Business Week. His impressive portfolio holds such distinguished brands as C'N'C Costume International, Eastpak, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel and Urban Outfitters. The prolific Mr. Engman is also co-director of a Gem Club’s video for the track “Polly” and has published FIELD (Hard Workers Club Press, 2011) and Flounder (Pau Wau Publications, 2013). Charlie Engman is from Chicago and studied Japanese at the University of Oxford. The consultant for the exhibition is Una-Kariim A. Cross (unakariim), a writer, educator and artist whose writing is widely published on sites for Ebony, Global Grind and The Huffington Post with educational ties to the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Engman’s photography is installed in memory of Jay Ott, a distinguished fashion alumnus of the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP College.

Oct. 16, 2014 – Nov. 1, 2014

Regional Student Competition: Finalists Show

Regional Student Show | Findlay Street Project Space

Exhibition

Seventy-three students, selected to exhibit their works from over 200 submitted to the Regional Student Show competition, will be on display in this professional gallery space at 424 Findlay Street in the Over-the-Rhine area.

Oct. 16, 2014

Charlie Engman

Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road | Cincinnati, OH 45208

Event

Oct. 16, 2014

Phyllis Weston Gallery

Phyllis Weston Gallery
2005 1/2 Madison Road | Cincinnati, OH 45208

Event

The Opening Reception for the exhibition of work by Charlie Engman is on Thursday, October 16, from 6 to 8 pm.

Oct. 16, 2014

Richard Renaldi For FotoFocus

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
609 Walnut Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Lecture

Richard Renaldi will be on hand to give an Artist Talk on Tursday, October 16, from 6 to 7:30 pm, in Gallery 2 of the 21c Museum Hotel on Walnut Street. Earlier in the afternoon, at 3:30 pm, there will be an opening dedication of Mr. Renaldi's work for ArtWorks at the Cincinnati Metro bus shelter located Downtown at Sycamore and 5th Street. See the FotoFocus Map that showcases several representative Bus Shelters in the downtown area.

 

Oct. 16, 2014

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery | Aronoff Center

Weston Art Gallery | West Gallery

Lecture

Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 16, at 7 pm.

Danielle Julian Norton: Fourth Wall 

Danielle Julian Norton's new series of performance-based projects uses the artist as both subject and object in an investigation of artistic identity, a theme Ms. Norton explores: the struggle of the artist within contemporary society and the process of collaboration. 

 

 

Oct. 16, 2014

Northern Kentucky University | Fine Arts Center

Greaves Concert Hall
Fine Arts Center Building | NKU Campus

Lecture

Joel Sartore will provide an Artist Talk and presentation on Thursday, October 16, lectures at 7 pm. A reception and book signing will immediately follow in the Main Gallery, 3rd floor. 

Oct. 17, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015

Black, White, and Iconic: Photographs from Local Collections in the Sinton Gallery

Taft Museum of Art

Exhibition

Portraits were among the most popular subjects in early photography. As the medium developed, photographers began exploring the human figure in more creative ways. Near the beginning of the 19th century, the Pictorialists created photographs that resembled paintings in an effort to gain acceptance as fine artists. Later, Modernist photographers embraced the inherent qualities of photography and used the figure as a design element in their innovative compositions. Drawn from local private collections, ten works sample portrait and figure photography between 1900 and 1940. The exhibition features iconic works by beloved photographers such as Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott and Ansel Adams.

Oct. 17, 2014

YWCA Women’s Art Gallery

YWCA Women’s Art Gallery
898 Walnut Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event

The Opening Reception for What She Sees is on Friday, October 17, at 6 pm.

Oct. 17, 2014

Miller Gallery

Miller Gallery

Event

Meet the Artist at the Opening Reception for Dhani Jones' Homonyms Holograph.  This event is newly scheduled for Friday, October 17, at 7 pm

Oct. 18, 2014

The Flats Gallery

The Flats Gallery
3028 Price Avenue | East Price Hill 45205

Event

The Flats Gallery is hosting an Opening Reception on  Saturday, October 18, from 2 to 4 pm.

 

 

Oct. 19, 2014

Grand Theft: Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker

Carnegie

Exhibition

Opening: Sunday, October 19, from 11 am to 2 pm

Grand Theft, by Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker, is a two-part installation utilizing the common spaces within The Carnegie to exhibit re-translation of artworks and lithophanes, or images worked in and revealed with backlighting. Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker have worked collaboratively, primarily in ceramic media, using three-dimensional scanning processes to “catch” famous works from around the country for re-translation. Both artists use photography as the fundamental tool for creating objects. For Grand Theft, the artists interpret several iconic pieces on display elsewhere. Because their subject matter is often bound to another environment — objects are against walls or behind stanchions—they necessarily use low-grade photography equipment, both portable and unobtrusive. Missing data in these photo captures is caused by the obstructions in the artwork’s “home” environment and become as interesting the artwork itself. The re-translated works of art created by Mr. Davis and Ms. Parker will be installed in the George & Ellen Rieveschl Entrance to The Carnegie. The second component of their installation explores the process that produces lithophanes. Mr. Davis and Ms. Parker will present a series of lithophane photographs related to the Grand Theft objects in the lower level of The Carnegie. Grand Theft will be unveiled during FotoFocus and become a permanent installation at The Carnegie. 

Oct. 19, 2014

Carnegie

The Carnegie
1028 Scott Boulevard | Covington, KY 41101

Event

A special FotoFocus Reception for the unveiling of the new permanent installation, Grand Theft, by Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker, is onSunday, October 19, at 11 am.

Oct. 19, 2014

Iris BookCafé & Gallery

Iris BookCafé & Gallery
1331 Main Street | Over-the-Rhine 45202

Lecture

ARTIST TALK & MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Photographic presentation and Artist Talk by Guy Mendes (with a musical performance by Jay Bolotin) on Sunday, October 19, at 2 pm.

Oct. 19, 2014

Mount St. Joseph | Studio San Giuseppe Gallery

Mount St. Joseph | Studio San Giuseppe Gallery
5701 Delhi Road | Cinti, OH 45233

Event

There will be a Gallery Reception on Sunday, October 19, from 2 to 4 pm, with an Artist Talk by Guest Photographer Nate Larson beginning at 3pm.

 

Oct. 20, 2014

Mount St. Joseph | Studio San Giuseppe Gallery

Mount St. Joseph | Studio San Giuseppe Gallery
5701 Delhi Road | Cinti, OH 45233

Lecture

Guest Photographer Nate Larson directs his Artist Talk to students on Monday, October 20, at 6:30 pm.  The general public is also welcome to attend.  

 

Oct. 21, 2014

Mount St. Joseph | Studio San Giuseppe Gallery

Mount St. Joseph | Studio San Giuseppe Gallery
5701 Delhi Road | Cinti, OH 45233

Lecture

Guest Photographer Nate Larson directs his Artist Talk to students on Tuesday, October 21, at noon.  The general public is also welcome to attend. 

Oct. 22, 2014 – Dec. 21, 2014

George Rosenthal, Daniel Ransohoff and Ben Rosen: Documenting Cincinnati's Neighborhoods

Hebrew Union College | Skirball Museum & Jacob Rader Marcus Center

Exhibition

Skirball Museum in Cincinnati

Cincinnati's West End played an important role in the city's early Jewish history. It was also a neighborhood at the center of urban upheaval. The largely residential neighborhood underwent significant changes in the 1920s, when hundreds of homes were demolished to build Union Terminal, which now houses the Cincinnati Museum Center. Later, in the 1950s, further disruption occurred with the construction of Interstate 75 and the development of Queensgate. The architectural history of the West End of the 1950s was documented by George S. Rosenthal (1922–1967), part of a 1957 commission by the Cincinnati Historical Society to take 3600 images of the architecture in the West End. Daniel Ransohoff (1921–1993) created a remarkable photographic record of disadvantaged Cincinnatians in neighborhoods across the city, including the West End, over a 30-year period. George Rosenthal and Daniel Ransohoff: Documenting Cincinnati's Neighborhoods will feature a selection of works by both men, whose photographs convey important stories in each frame. About architecture. About human beings. About  community. The photographs of Mr. Rosenthal and Mr. Ransohoff are in the collection of the Cincinnati History Library and Archives at the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Skirball Museum's partner in presenting this exhibition.

Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives

In conjunction with the Cincinnati's Neighborhoods’ exhibit at the Skirball, the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives — also on the campus of Hebrew Union College — presents an exhibition chronicling  the photography career of Ben Rosen (1913–2008), which began when he apprenticed for local freelance photographer Dan Morgenthaler. For his first notable assignment, Mr. Rosen captured Charles Lindbergh as the pilot made a fuel stop at Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport for his non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927. Mr. Rosen's most productive period occurred after World War II, when he then captured images of sports stars, politicians and dignitaries such as Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King, Jr. 

   

Oct. 22, 2014

Hebrew Union College | Skirball Museum & Jacob Rader Marcus Center

Mayerson Hall and Jacob Rader Marcus Center | Hebrew Union College
3101 Clifton Avenue | Cinti, OH 45220

Event

The Exhibition Opening that celebrates the photographyof Daniel Ransohoff, George Rosenthal and Ben Rosen begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, October 22. The evening starts off with a light, grazing-style supper and self-touring of Daniel Ransohoff and George Rosenthal photographs in Mayerson Hall, followed there by welcoming remarks with the Rosenthal and Ransohoff family members at 6:15 pm.

At 6:30 pm, self-touring of Ben Rosen photographs will begin at the American Jewish Archives (AJA), accompanied there by dessert and coffee. Final remarks with the Rosen family will begin at 7 pm. 

In conjunction with the Skirball and American Jewish Archives exhibitions, the Klau Library will display a selection of books from its collections by and about Jewish photographers. On opening night, the Library will be open until 9 pm. Both exhibiting venues will remain open on October 22 until 8 pm. All venues are located at the Hebrew Union College campus at 3101 Clifton Avenue.

OCTOBER 22 EXHIBITION EVENT SCHEDULE

5:30 pm (Mayerson Hall): Grazing supper/self-touring of Daniel Ransohoff and George Rosenthal photographs 

6:15 pm (Mayerson Hall): Welcoming remarks with Rosenthal and Ransohoff family members

6:30 pm (American Jewish Archives): Dessert/self-touring of Ben Rosen photographs at the American Jewish Archives

7 pm (American Jewish Archives): Remarks with Rosen family members

 

 

Oct. 23, 2014

Antioch College | Herndon Gallery

Herndon Gallery | Antioch College
South Hall | One Morgan Place | Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Lecture

Eric William Carroll presents an Artist Talk on Thursday, October 23, from 7 to 9 pm. A Reception is included.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Eric William Carroll is an artist exploring photography in all its forms. By reenacting photography’s cultural and technological history, he aims to reveal the medium’s elementary characteristics and metaphorical potential, as well as our expectations and desires for the art form. Born and raised in the Midwest, Mr. Carroll has bounced between New York and San Francisco and currently teaches at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has been exhibited widely, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Camera Club of New York, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and SF Camerawork. Eric William Carroll has participated in residencies with the MacDowell Colony, Rayko Photo Center and the Blacklock Nature Sanctuary, and was the winner of the 2012 Baum Award for Emerging Photographers. He is represented by Highlight Gallery in San Francisco. 

Oct. 23, 2014

Paul Graham: FotoFocus Lecturer

Fath Auditorium of the Cincinnati Art Museum at 7pm

Lecture

Oct. 24, 2014 – Nov. 8, 2014

TYLER SHIELDS: Provocateur

Miller Gallery

Exhibition

Miller Gallery is showing its third solo exhibition — TYLER SHIELDS: Provocateur — for the FotoFocus Biennial. The imagery of the show is provocative, as the title suggests. According to Webster, a provocateur, from the French, is “a person who provokes trouble, causes dissension.” No stranger to controversy and unaffected by the feathers he ruffles, Tyler Shields pushes his subjects — often the young elite of Hollywood — and himself, to the limits of what is possible, usually well outside the comfort zone of those involved. Sensuous, risky, thoughtful, sensitive and provocative, Mr. Shields is the Provocateur.

Oct. 24, 2014

Antioch College | Herndon Gallery

Glen Helen Ecology Institute | Antioch College
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Event

Diazotype Workshop 

Photographer Eric William Carroll will conduct an all-day Diazotype* Workshop at Glen Helen on Friday, October 24, from 9 am to 5 pm.  

*A pervasive printing process for most of the twentieth century, the Diazotype process involves the combination of light-sensitive diazonium salt with Azo dye to produce a white print with blue lines, also known as a “blueline” or “whiteprint.”

Oct. 24, 2014

Thomas More College | Eva G. Farris Gallery

Science Lecture Hall | Library Building | Thomas More College
333 Thomas More Parkway | Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Lecture

Photographer Laura Hartford will present an Artist Talk on Lacock Abbey and the birth of photography on Friday, October 24, at 3 pm in the Science Lecture Hall of the Thomas More Library Building. The Information about William Henry Fox Talbot, his photographic circle and the invention of the calotype will be included.  This Artist Talk will be immediately followed by an Artist's Reception for the Opening of Shadows of Lacock at 4 pm in the Eva G. Farris Gallery, also in the Library.  

Laura Hartford received her BFA from the University of Louisville and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington.  An associate professor at Bellarmine University, Ms. Hartford chairs the Bellarmine Art Department. 

Oct. 24, 2014

Thomas More College | Eva G. Farris Gallery

Eva G. Farris Gallery
Main Entrance of the Thomas More Library Building

Event

An Artist's Reception for Photographer Laura Hartford will accompany the Exhibition Opening of Shadows of Lacock. Immediately after Ms. Hartford's Artist Talk (at 3 pm in the Lecture Hall). Refreshments provided.

Oct. 24, 2014

Miller Gallery

Miller Gallery
2715 Erie Avenue | Cinti, OH 45208

Event

The Opening Party for TYLER SHIELDS: Provocateur is scheduled for Friday, October 24, from 7 to 10 pm.

Oct. 25, 2014

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45213

Lecture

Michael Keating will share some of his most memorable and moving images  from the five decades he spent as a photojournalist capturing the faces of Cincinnati. Unforgettable moments of human drama and community impact take center stage along with Mr. Keating and his keen sense of storytelling.

Nov. 2, 2014

Hebrew Union College | Skirball Museum & Jacob Rader Marcus Center

Jewish Queen City Bus Tour
Downtown and Avondale

Event

Sunday November 2, at 10am

Jewish Queen City Bus Tour

Historical tour led by American Jewish Archives staff. Visit landmark Jewish sites downtown and in Avondale, including Chestnut Street Cemetery and Plum Street Temple.

 

 

 

Nov. 7 – 30, 2014

House of Photography: Call For Entries by OCT 10

Westcott House

Exhibition

The Westcott House Foundation is proud to collaborate with FotoFocus on a special exhibition entitled, House of Photography, which draws inspiration from the work of Springfield native and prolific architectural photographer Berenice Abbott (18981991). 

CALL FOR ENTRIES for House of Photography

The Westcott House announces  a call for photo-based work that speaks to the theme of Urban Spaces: “the elegances, the squalor, the curiosities, the monuments, the sad faces, the triumphant faces, the power, the irony, the strength, the decay, the past, the present, the future of a city.” Berenice Abbott, 1940

Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 10, 2014

To enter, please go to WestcottHouse.org.

 

Nov. 7, 2014

Westcott House

Event

The Opening Reception of House of Photography, a juried exhibition, is on Friday, November 7, from 6 to 8:30 pm. Cash bar. Snacks will be served.

 

 

 

Photograph of Radio Row, looking east along Cortlandt Street towards Greenwhich Street (circa 1935), by Berenice Abbott (18981991), from her "Changing New York," Federal Art Project for the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Overview Page: Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery ( Oct. 3, 1935), by Berenice Abbott (1898–1991), from her "Changing New York," Federal Art Project for the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Nov. 10, 2014

Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Panel discussion

The challenges and sacrifices of obtaining and preserving freedom by means of war is the topic of this panel discussion on Monday, November 10 at 2 pm. The panel discussion will also redress the impact of the Black Brigade of Cincinnati and the continuum of military service from the perspective of the African-American experience.

Nov. 12, 2014

Hebrew Union College | Skirball Museum & Jacob Rader Marcus Center

The West End: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Hebrew Union College | Mayerson Hall

Panel discussion

Wednesday, November 12 at 7 pm in Mayerson Hall

The West End: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Local historians scholars, and consultants discuss an historic Cincinnati neighborhood.

Moderator: Dan Hurley, host of Newsmakers on Channel 12, local historian and director of Leadership Cincinnati at the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

Panelists: 

  • Terry Grundy, director of Community Impact, United Way of Greater Cincinnati; adjunct associate professor at UC; and colleague and personal friend of Dan Ransohoff
  • Carl Westmoreland, senior historian (NURFC ) and advocate for the West End community
  • Dr. Gary Zola, executive director of the American Jewish Archives, which holds the Ben Rosen photographs
  • John W. Harshaw, Sr., author of Cincinnati’s West End ( 2009)
  • Scott Gampfer, director, History Collections and Preservation, Cincinnati Museum Center, which holds the Daniel Ransohoff and George Rosenthal photographs

Program support provided by the Daniel J. Ransohoff Lectures Fund of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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