2020 Fall Exhibit — “The New World: Isolation”

Bokeh Focus 2020 Annual Fall Exhibit & Fundraiser

Societal Norms Altered

Our fourth annual photography exhibit and fundraiser was our first 3D virtual exhibit. It features the work of emerging photographers and photo journalists depicting what the new world of isolation looks like for them during the COVID-19 crisis. The eight shows in the exhibit feature photography from the metro Atlanta area, the nation and the world.

Scroll down to watch the exhibit video or visit our 3D gallery.

Watch the gallery opening livestream
with a guided tour, artists’ interviews plus a Q&A.

In the months following our November 13, 2020 exhibit we shared stories with artists’ statements and galleries about the photographers featured in the exhibit. Use the links below to explore their work here on Bokeh Focus.

Andrea Klerides: New York — Her story. Her gallery.Benjamin Thomlinson: Atlanta — His story. His gallery.Nikki Raitz: Atlanta — Her story. Her gallery.Vladimir Zuev: Moscow — His story. His gallery.KSU Photojournalism Students — Their stories & galleries.

Keep scrolling to visit the 3D gallery.

New Partnerships for 2020-2021

We are happy to announce the partnership of Bokeh Focus with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. Our 2020 exhibit and our 2021 initiatives will launch in collaboration with the award-winning Getty Unshuttered photography program that is generously supported by the Genesis Inspiration Foundation.

We also welcome the National Press Photographers Association, which joins our exhibit for the first time this year in support of photojournalists working around the globe to document a historic and unprecedented year under extraordinary circumstances.

For the fourth year in a row we participated in the annual gift-matching fundraiser, NewsMatch, in late 2020. Our fundraiser at the exhibit opening was a great success!

You can help us support young photographers and exhibit their work. Please donate today to Support Bokeh Focus.

Our Bokeh Focus Immersive Virtual 3D Gallery

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Gallery Visitor Tips

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Artists Essays & Statements

Below we are sharing some of the artists’ essays and a statement on isolation. These images are part of the gallery exhibit. For some visitors it may be easier to read them on this website. Enjoy!
Isolation essay artist Lauren
Isolation essay by Megan Kuhn
Isolation essay by Ella Weaver
Isolation essay by Sarah J.
Isolation essay artist statement by Nikki Raitz

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