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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. 


Opening Reception: Meet Tom Croce

Thursday, September 29, 6–8 pm, Krippendorf Lodge

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

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.

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.