About the Project

Location 4: 630 Main Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45202

Obscure Cincinnati is an interactive art project by J. Miles Wolf.  Over 40 photographs can be viewed along a four-block route in Downtown Cincinnati.


Large-scale photographs fill the windows and doorways of nine buildings in Downtown Cincinnati as part of the biennial FotoFocus exhibition program.  Every photograph is visible from the street 24/7, and many are also visible while riding the new streetcar.

This public exhibit can be seen from the sidewalks within a short walking route starting at the CAC.  Guides are provided both online and as handouts from the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC).  Obscure Cincinnati is interactive; use the QR codes to unlock additional clues and photographs, then read some history behind each photo or the photographic technique used to capture each image.  Viewers are encouraged to guess where each photograph was taken by playing the Obscure Cincinnati game.

A list of locations included in the exhibit and a map of the walking route may be downloaded from this website or from DowntownCincinnatiInc.org — please refer to The Photographs page of this site for a comprehensive list of every photograph in the collection.

Share your own Obscure Cincinnati photos or selfies on Instagram and try to guess where your friends' photos were taken with the hashtags #obscurecincinnati and #fotofocus

Follow J. Miles Wolf Photography on Facebook or Twitter.  You can tweet @jmileswolf and @fotofocus, as well!


Obscure Cincinnati is sponsored by FotoFocus and Downtown Cincinnati Inc.