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Photographer Tom Croce poses with his camera

Critical Connection

October 1–30, 8 am–7 pm, Rowe Woods Celebration Garden

Cincinnati Nature Center invites you to join us for an outdoor nature-inspired photography exhibition by local photographer Tom Croce.

Tom’s exhibition, Critical Connection, explores the many layers of nature’s diversity and the need to protect the system that holds those layers together.

The exhibition will be on display in the Rowe Woods Celebration Garden, located on the accessible Mashburn Family Discovery Trail between the Rowe Visitor Center and Krippendorf Lodge.

Free for members and FotoFocus Passport holders. 
Nonmembers without a Fotofocus Passport must pay daily admission.

Critical Connection is part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial. 

photo of mushrooms

About the Exhibition:

All of nature is intertwined, connected by a delicate relationship between living organismsincluding humansand their physical environment. From the smallest lifeforms on the forest floor to the shady canopies of old-growth oaks, maples, and sycamores, each species is dependent on the health of the land around them.

Displayed among the habitat of Cincinnati Nature Center, this outdoor exhibition features a collection of stunning color images abstractly scaled to highlight the relationship of each subject to one another. Viewers will become part of the intricate layers of nature, provoking a desire to protect our natural spaces and all the organisms that call those spaces home. 

The exhibit is free to FotoFocus Passport holders and Cincinnati Nature Center members. FotoFocus Passports must be shown at the gatehouse upon arrival. 

General Cincinnati Nature Center admission costs: Adults: $10, Seniors 65+/Active Military: $8, Children 4-12 years old: $6, Children 3 years old and younger: FREE, Pets: $3.

Woman with camera in hand, taking a photograph of green foliage.

See Like a Camera: A Beginner's Guide to Photographing Nature

Sunday, October 23, 1-3 pm

See nature in a new light! Join us for a hands-on, family-oriented beginner photography program. Expose yourself to a new perspective and see nature through the eyes of your camera. Connect with the outside world and learn how to frame your favorite nature subjects. We’ll explore key photography concepts in a brief classroom-style lecture and at interactive stations along our trails. Preregistration required. Members free; nonmember adult $10 and nonmember child $6 (includes daily admission).

See Like a Camera: A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Nature is an educational program connected to the Critical Connection Exhibition.  Critical Connection is part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial.

Support for this 2022 FotoFocus Biennial exhibition was provided by FotoFocus with additional support from Itinerant Studio.

FotoFocus Biennial

Now in its sixth iteration, the Biennial activates over 100 museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio in October 2022. 

The 2022 theme, World Record, considers photography’s extensive record of life on earth while exploring humankind’s impact on the natural world.

Support for this 2022 FotoFocus Biennial exhibition was provided by FotoFocus with additional support from Itinerant Studio.