Kentucky Renaissance


This exhibition, presented at the Cincinnati Art Museum as part of the 2016 FotoFocus Biennial, provided the most complete and absorbing account to date of the Lexington Camera Club.

This under-studied group of artists included Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Van Deren Coke, Robert C. May, James Baker Hall, and Cranston Ritchie, among others. These and other members of the Lexington Camera Club explored the craft and expressive potential of photography. They captured Kentucky’s dramatic natural landscape and experimented widely with different techniques, including creating double and multiple exposures or shooting deliberately out-of-focus images.

The exhibition was generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and FotoFocus.

Selected projects