Welcome Bruce Barnes!

Posted by on Sep 28 2012 | Other

As I sit here today looking out on the terrace garden at Eastman House, I am completely full with anticipation and excitement for the next chapter. Just yesterday we announced our new director, Dr. Bruce Barnes.

An overarching message of change was the focus of the press conference and Bruce Barnes’ conversation with his new team. We are all looking forward to fresh ideas and energy for the museum, and to continuing the global education of preservation, history, and the future of photography and motion pictures.

Dr. Bruce Barnes, the new Ron and Donna Fielding Director

September 27, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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Photographic Process 2.0: The Collodion Process

Posted by on Jun 13 2012 | Photography

In part 2.0 of our photo process series we’re looking at the Collodion Process.
We’re exploring the invention of the process and talking with our curators and historians, who help us put these processes into historical and cultural contexts.

The Collodion Process



Photography has shaped the way we remember and how we are reminded.
Photography has created an incredible cultural shift–our communication and expression forever changed. In a completely new way, we could reveal what was important to us, who we were and who we loved.

Up next, The Albumen Print, The Woodburytype, The Platinum Print, and The Gelatin Silver Print.

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Photographic Process 1.0: The Daguerreotype

Posted by on Jun 05 2012 | Other, Photography

This month we’re highlighting a series of videos on six photographic processes featured throughout our current exhibition, See: Untold Stories.
We’re taking a look at the invention of the process and talking with our curators and historians, who help us put these processes into historical and cultural contexts.

First up, The Daguerrotype.

The discovery of this process forever changed our understanding of time. For the first time in history we could see what our ancestors looked like. Take a look behind the scenes into our world class photograph collection from within our vaults. We currently house more than 3,500 Daguerreotypes, including 1,500 French Daguerrotypes – the largest collection outside France.

Up next, The Collodion Process, The Albumen Print, The Woodburytype, The Platinum Print, and The Gelatin Silver Print.

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Magnum Sees Rochester: Panel Discussion and Book Signing

Posted by on Apr 23 2012 | Other

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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