Hometown Heroes Exhibit Now on Display

Posted on October 6, 2022 by sujvary

See Famous Cincinnatians Along Main Street

CINCINNATI (October 6, 2022) – Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) is proud to showcase a street art project available to pedestrians, visitors and residents Downtown this October. Photographer J. Miles Wolf’s collection of collages featuring inspiring Cincinnatians is now on display as part of the FotoFocus Biennial program.

Running now through October 30, Hometown Heroes features Wolf’s new Historic Collage technique to showcase important people from Cincinnati’s past. Hometown Heroes is a public art display that can be viewed in 3 windows along the sidewalks of Main Street. The exhibit can be viewed at 607 Main, 7th and Main and 816 Main in Downtown Cincinnati..

Wolf’s new work is a series of large-scale photographic prints that depict stories of well-known Cincinnatians. “After searching for archival images from various private and public collection(s), I combined select historic images with current day photos of locations in Cincinnati where events took place in the featured person’s life,” said Wolf. “This technique gave me a creative and visual way to tell a story about people who had a significant impact on Cincinnati’s history.”

FotoFocus is a curated exhibit featuring more than 100 projects across the Greater Cincinnati area, Dayton and Columbus. According to its website, “The 2022 Biennial theme 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.”

On Friday, October 15 at 3 and 4 p.m., visitors can meet at 6th and Main streets to take part in a public walking tour led by Wolf and learn more about his technique, inspiration and a little bit of history.

J. Miles Wolf is a photographer, artist and publisher working in Cincinnati. He has published 10 books and has thousands of original prints in corporate and private collections around the world. Wolf has a passion for making photographs of urban scenes, nature, sports and architecture. His Jewish Cincinnati project and his motion series showcase some creative new work.

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