Wildest Dream: Extended Through December 31st!

i.imagine Center of Photography and the Cincinnati Zoo

October 1, 2022–December 31st, 2022

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Parker Wyatt, Soar, 2021. Digital photograph, 36 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist and i.imagine​

Researching the effects of climate change on animal species, i.imagine teen photography students of Gray Middle School, and Ryle High School were led by Zoo photographer Lisa Hubbard on an up-close and personal journey to meet and photograph endangered species of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Focused on a mission of giving voice to the voiceless, students created photographs intended to emotionally connect viewers with animals, inspiring humans to apply their skills and knowledge to being part of the solution of climate change. This collection of large-format prints spans the entire outdoor walkway of the Zoo’s former Polar Bear exhibit. By scanning each image’s QR code, enjoy meeting i.imagine photographers and learning about their “Wildest Dreams.” This collaborative project with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden celebrates young aspiring photographers of our community that are finding their voice through the lens, while learning how their skills and talent can impact social change. 

 

Wildest Dreams is also on view at the i.imagine Center of Photography on Saturdays in October, 10am–2pm (10259 US HWY 42, Union Kentucky, 41091). Admission is free.

Wildest Dream is part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial. Now in its sixth iteration, the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial encompasses more than 100 projects at Participating Venues across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Columbus, and features more than 600 artists, curators, and participants—the largest of its kind in America.

Support for this 2022 FotoFocus Biennial exhibition was provided by FotoFocus

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The 2022 theme, World Record, considers photography’s extensive record of life on earth, humankind’s impact on the natural world, and the choices we now face as a global community. Since its invention, photography has recorded plant varieties, animal species, atmospheric conditions, and other nuances of life on earth and the beyond. This mass documentation has enriched our understanding of life but has also contributed to the exploitation of resources. World Record also refers to documentation of quantifiable human achievement, as well as its increasing associations of environmental extremes directly related to human impact.