Richard Renaldi For FotoFocus

Metro Area Bus Shelters
Cincinnati, OH
ArtWorks—FotoFocus Public Art Project


Touching Strangers: Johnathan & Beatrice (Cincinnati, 2014), Richard Renaldi, 2014
Courtesy of Richard Renaldi

Touching Strangers—Cincinnati

Oct. 1, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2015

“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.


Artist Talk: Richard Renaldi at 21c on Thurs., Oct.16 at 6 pm.

Oct. 16, 2014
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, 609 Walnut Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

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.


Reservation Information:

For the Artist Talk at 21c, please RSVP at http://renaldiartisttalk.eventbrite.comAlthough the event at 21c is free, space is limited to 70 seats in Gallery 2.