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.

Zoom Level - $75

Friday, September 21

7:00-10:00 PM Contemporary Arts Center Members Opening, Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography

Thursday, October 4

6:00-8:00 PM Cincinnati Art Museum VIP Exhibition Opening, Herb Ritts: L. A. Style

Friday, October 5

8:00 PM-1:00 AM Backstage Theater District Alley General Admission SIDESHOW, FOTOFOCUS Kick-Off Party

Friday, October 5

6:00-9:00 PM Cincinnati Art Museum Members Opening, Herb Ritts: L. A. Style

7:00-8:30 PM Fath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum Lecture, Charles Churchward

Wednesday, October 10

8:00-9:30 PM The Emery Theatre RSVP Required Musical Portraits from Heber Springs: Bill Frisell’s Disfarmer Project

9:30 PM The Annex at Japp’s Private Viewing, Mike Disfarmer photographs with Jazz, Cocktails, and Late-Night Supper

Saturday, October 20

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Voltage Gallery Walk-Through, Light Castings: Photographic Installations by Jordan Tate and Anthony Pearson, RSVP

Saturday, October 27

8:30 PM - 2:00AM Haunted Historic Thompson Estate, Newport, KY. Drink specials CARNEVIL, FOTOFOCUS Halloween Closing Party

Please RSVP at or 513.400.4027. Be sure to provide your name(s), event name, phone #, and email address.