October 18, 2016

FotoFocus 2016 @ Soapbox Cincinnati

A daunting 60 FotoFocus exhibitions and over 100 events tempted Cincinnati’s arts crowd at the photography and lens-based 2016 art biennial, “The Undocument,” which opened Oct. 1 and runs through January. There’s much to savor. Queen City flaneurs might stroll an exhibition that brings to light the surrealism of daily life, regional history or international issues — or try streetcar hopping on a $2 day Connector pass.

Local photographer J. Miles Wolf has created a small route of window installations, beginning at the Contemporary Arts Center that highlights some of Cincinnati’s treasure of architectural details, hidden in plain sight. The tour encourages viewers to guess at the location of these images, and if you’re stumped, each image is accompanied by a QR code that will offer a series of clues, connected to a website created by Miles called Obscure Cincinnati. It has a host of interesting architectural information from a photographer who has spent many years documenting the city in intimate detail.

At the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, at the Banks streetcar stop, the work of Zanele Muholi, a South African photographer, creates a photographic record of LGBTI individuals in South Africa in “Personae.”

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