Where We Live
From October 3, 2009 through February 14, 2010 in Special Exhibition Galleries
George Eastman House presents this fall “Where We Live,” a series of exhibitions showcasing Rochester in photographs as the City of Rochester celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2009. Featured will be photographs submitted by the community as well as Rochester through the lens of professional photographers and unique images from the Eastman House collections.
Among the variety of photographs featured will be:
- The first photograph of Rochester (an 1845 daguerreotype)
- Coloramas, the famed Kodak giant photos from Grand Central Terminal (in smaller scale)
- Recently acquired work by Roger Mertin
- Historic and contemporary images from the City of Rochester’s official photographer
- Digital displays of recent photo essays by eight Democrat and Chronicle photographers
- Autochromes of early 20th-century Rochester
- A variety of panoramic images of Rochester groups assembled
- An 1880 lithograph aerial view of Rochester alongside present-day Google maps
- Collection photographs of Rochester at play and at work
- Plus, locally made films from the motion picture collection, projected in the gallery
In addition, three exhibitions under the Where We Live theme are Picturing Rochester; What We’re Collecting Now: The Family Photographed; andThe View from Here.
Eastman House has invited submissions of photographs taken by local citizenry identifying the community’s challenges and strengths. Also featured will be photographs by community leaders and video segments featuring first-person stories.
What We’re Collecting Now: The Family Photographed (Opens Sept. 5)
This gallery represents the family in forms ranging from 19th-century vernacular to the contemporary art of Nicholas Nixon and Sally Mann. Viewers will be encouraged to understand this work in the context of their own families and the role of family in Rochester past and present.
How Do We Look (opens Oct. 16)
A view of Rochester from three internationally known photographers. Two chosen thus far are Pep Bonet and Magnum photographer Eli Reed.