Latest News & Announcements

Check out the latest news and announcements from Get Fokus’d Productions!

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Tales from the Porch: Sept 30 - Oct 9th

You ever wonder what stories nestle deep in the essence of a neighborhood? Many times as I ride through my city I see people sitting on their porches (mainly in the summer) laughing, arguing, children playing, varying in ages, varying in race, varying in economic status... All Human.

We’ve always wondered if given the opportunity, what stories would be told? What have they seen from the vantage point of their porch? How are their stories different from others and how are they similar? How do their stories connect?

Get Fokus’d Productions will travel to the four corners of Buffalo NY (Eastside, Westside, North Buffalo, and South Buffalo) to capture some of these stories through photography and film. Following after will be an exhibit as part of the Anne Frank Project’s Social Justice Festival in October.

Click Here for more details about the Anne Frank Project Social Justice Festival.


The Art of Motherhood exhibit and screening at the Darwin Martin House Greatbatch Pavilion: May 23rd

Ignite Buffalo's People's Choice Winner, Get Fokus'd Productions, is set to showcase a short film titled "The Art of Motherhood" on Thursday, May 23rd from 5PM-7PM at the Darwin Martin House Greatbatch Pavilion. Doors will open at 4:30PM. We would love to see you there! 

The Art of Motherhood captures the stories of a select group of mothers through photography and film as they share the beauty and challenges of motherhood. Aitina Fareed-Cooke will speak on the heart behind the film followed by a panel discussion after the screening. 

Get Fokus'd Productions seeks to uplift and encourage mothers of all backgrounds, allowing others to see the beauty, understand the struggle, to ignite ideas on how to create a village of support, and how artistic this journey of motherhood can be.

Donations received will support the young mothers of Homespace Corporation.

You can learn more about Homespace here


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The Art of Motherhood Film to Premiere at Power 96.5 WUFO’s Mother’s Day Brunch! - May 11th

The Art of Motherhood is set to premiere at Power 96.5 WUFO’s Mother’s Day Brunch on May 11th.

The Art of Motherhood captures the stories of a select group of mother’s through photography and film as they share the beauty and challenges of motherhood.

For location and ticket information for the luncheon/brunch call (716) 834-1080 or visit 143 Broadway St., 14203

Click Here to go to Power 96.5 WUFO events page

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Special Showcase of Through The Lens: “Warriors”At Downtown Library- MArch 30th

Just in case you missed the Through The Lens: Warriors Exhibit when it was showcased at CEPA Gallery, here’s your chance to experience it!!

Join us on March 30th (2-3pm) at the Downtown Central Library for a special one day showcase of this powerful exhibit! Images and video to be showcased. Artist talk to follow showcase.

*Event is free and open to the public.

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Reflections On Identity February 7-March 27th

“Reflections on Identity” features work by Tau Battice, Aitina Fareed-Cooke, Antonio Pulgarin, and Nichole Washington, award-winning photographers of diverse backgrounds whose work in portraiture, documentary, and collage techniques pose questions about identity.

As part of the exhibition, the gallery will host Aitina Fareed-Cooke (Feb. 4-8) and Tau Battice (Feb. 20-23) as resident artists.

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Through The Lens: “Warriors” Exhibition

The Through The Lens “Warriors” Exhibition exposes the human condition and the extraordinary people who persevered and beat the odds. Aitina Fareed-Cooke, award winning photographer, artist and owner of Get Fokus’d Productions knows the element of struggle and perseverance very well after losing her mom to drug addiction at a young age and being told she would be a failure to thrive……


Through The Lens: Warriors Video Premiere

Join us at Squeaky Wheel (617 Main St.) on Wednesday February 13th at 6pm for our Through The Lens: Warriors Exhibition Video Premiere. We will showcase the videos of the individuals highlighted in the exhibit followed by a discussion with a few of the Warriors.

*Seating is limited - First come First Served


Young & Fokus’d Highlight: Emeka Wajed

Check out 14-Year-Old Emeka Wajed, a local (Buffalo NY) young man who is an amazing artist/designer who is seriously dedicated to his passion for visual arts.

Young and Fokus’d highlights stories of young people in the urban context who represent a generation of creators across art disciplines impacting the culture with their art.

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GFP Wins Ignite buffalo People’s Choice Award!

43 North, a non-profit organization based in Buffalo NY, created a competition called Ignite Buffalo where they awarded a total of $1 million dollars through their startup competition for small businesses.

Out of 477 small businesses Get Fokus’d Productions was selected as one of the 50 to give a two-minute pitch before a panel of 10 judges who asked five minutes of questions about the business and about why we deserved the grant…..


Aitina wins CEPA Gallery Members’ Exhibition Award!

CEPA Gallery’s 2017 Members’ Exhibition features the photography and photo-related work of some of Western New York’s most talented artists. CEPA Gallery gives out two awards recognizing those artists who demonstrate an elevated level of artistic maturity and skill in their work….