Ten renowned photographers from Magnum Photos are here visiting Rochester until the 29th for a comprehensive photographic survey of the city and its people. The participating artists in the House of Pictures project are Bruce Gilden, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, Larry Towell, Alex Webb, and Donovan Wylie. They will explore multiple facets of Rochester covering subjects from gangs to gardens, youth and weddings to aging strippers, as well as George Eastman House.
image by Martin Parr via postcardsfromamerica.tumblr.com
At 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, the Magnum photographers will participate in a panel discussion at the conclusion of the project, at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House. The talk will be moderated by Alison Nordström, senior curator of photographs, and followed by a book signing with all artists. This event is included with museum admission.
“Magnum represents the continued vitality of photography as a tool for exploration, interpretation, and thought,” Nordström said. “It is fitting that George Eastman House, which shares these values, is participating in this project to tell our story at this moment in time.”
Saturday April 28, 2012 at 2:00pm in Dryden Theatre
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Lisa Kribs-LaPierre is the former Manager of Online Engagement at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.