FOTOFOCUS offers a variety of ways to learn, connect, and become engaged and inspired by photography. While many FOTOFOCUS events are free to the public, the Passport program offers enhanced access to FOTOFOCUS programming. Passport program levels FLASH ($25 individual), ZOOM ($75 individual), and FOCUS ($250 individual; $475 for two) offer a specific list of benefits for the professional photographer, student, art collector, educator, and art enthusiast. The FOTOFOCUS Passport features access to exclusive lectures, parties, sneak previews of exhibitions, performances, gallery talks with local and internationally recognized artists, and private dinners. FOTOFOCUS Passports are available Saturday, September 1 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts box office (513) 621- 2787, or online at

Opening Party

Step right up shutterbugs and snappers! On Friday, October 5, 8 PM to 1 AM, FOTOFOCUS Cincinnati presents SIDESHOW, the greatest street party Cincinnati has ever known! You’ll be stunned and amazed as Backstage Theater District Alleys transform into a vintage/high-tech carnival complete with music by Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeremy Barnes’ new band, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, food, booze, entertainment, stunts, daredevils, artist-made games, rides, and even an audio-visual fun house. Don’t miss this first-ever kick off party for the first-ever FOTOFOCUS. Passports for this event are also available at the door.

Closing Party

FOTOFOCUS pays homage to the shadows and impulsivity of the human spirit with CARNEVIL, FOTOFOCUS’ Halloween Closing Party at the Haunted Historic Thompson Estate, 24 East 3rd Street, Newport, Kentucky on Saturday, October 27.

Flash Level - $25

Friday, October 5

8:00 PM - :00 AM Backstage Theater District Alley General Admission SIDESHOW, FOTOFOCUS Kick-Off

6:00 - 9:00 PM Cincinnati Art Museum Members Opening, Doug + Mike Starn: Gravity of Light and Herb Ritts: L. A. Style, Cincinnati Art Museum

7:00 - 8:30 PM Cincinnati Art Museum Lecture, Charles Churchward, presented by the FOTOFOCUS 2012 Lecture Series