Top 5 FotoFocus Exhibits to See This Week

FotoFocus 2018 brings world-class photography to the Queen City. Visit these evocative exhibits before they’re gone.


  1. Autumn’s romantic, wistful nature makes this the perfect time to visit the Taft Museum of Art’s Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott. See Atget’s images of jazz-age Paris—at once beatnik and gilded—juxtaposed against Abbott’s 1930s New York, a time of transition in America. Presented by FotoFocus. Through January 20, 2019, 316 Pike St., Downtown, (513) 241-0343,
  2. As part of FotoFocus 2018, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is presenting Arbus, Frank, Penn: Masterworks of Post-War American Photography. This collection of images by three renowned American photojournalists spans the decades following World War Two and spotlights those it left behind. Through November 30, (513) 868-1234,
  3. Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds defies the nature of photography by exploring what happens when photographers manipulate images with other mediums. The result is a collection of multimedia images that ask viewers to reflect on the conventions of photography, society, and culture. Presented by FotoFocus. Through November 18, Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., (513) 977-4165,
  4. Gillian Wearing’s art tells stories of human experience, replete with confessional emotion, through film and photography. FotoFocus presents Life: Gillian Wearing, which provides a contemporary perspective that engages viewers in conversation with her subjects, forming an elusive intimacy captured in time. Through December 30, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., (513) 721-2787,
  5. Los Angeles photographer Chris Engman brings his surrealist photography exhibition Prospect and Refuge to Cincinnati as part of FotoFocus 2018. The photographs explore altered landscapes and architectural elements that question the conventions of space. Through November 18, Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., (513) 977-4165,


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