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272_Through the Lens of Time (2018) Directed by Ann Segal

  • The Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Saturday, October 20th, 2018


Through the Lens of Time (2018)

Directed by Ann Segal


Reception 3:30 PM / Start 4:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.


Through the Lens of Time is the third in a series of video documentaries Ann Segal has produced since 2014 for Fotofocus that delve into the minds of well known Cincinnati image makers. The trilogy began in 2014 with Conversations With Photographers, and was followed by Conversations With Photographers/From Bauhaus to Our House (2016-2018). In Through the Lens of Time Segal shares the experiences and influences that led Segal to pursue a lifelong career in photography interspersed with many images she has created over the years.  “My role as a photographer is to re-imagine stories from the collective memory so that people who see my images might reconnect with their own interior landscapes, memories and yearnings.” (20 min)


Ann Segal has been a photographer for over forty years. After graduating from Walnut Hills High School in 1966, she attended the University of Wisconsin  and Boston University, majored in the history of art and received a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1970. She managed Cafe DeWitt in Ithaca, NY for several years before moving to the West Coast, studying photography at the Santa Barbara Art Institute while living on a 25 ft Danish sloop. She settled in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years, exhibited her work at Artisans Gallery in Mill Valley, and served on the Art Commission there. In 1993 she returned to Cincinnati, continuing and expanding her commercial photography work until 2006. Since then she has been exhibiting regularly. For Fotofocus 2014 she produced a video called Conversations with Photographers, interviewing six Cincinnati photographers about their life, work and process. The next video in that series, an interview with Anita Douthat and Cal Kowal, premiered in October at Xavier University’s AB Cohen Gallery during Fotofocus 2016. Ann Segal’s work is informed by her life, a decades long practice of yoga and tai chi, a deep connection to the natural world, and a curiosity about the creative process. She currently lives in Clermont County with her husband Jerry Malsh. Ann Segal in attendance!


Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

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Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.