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George Eastman House

I was pretty excited to see the Ansel Adams billboard for a show at the Eastman go up on the side of the bar at the end of my street. I went down one morning to take a photo of it and I was setting up the shot when someone yelled, "Can I help you?" I said, "no", but that only wound this guy up. He shouted, "what are you doin?" I said' "I'm taking a picture. He continued, "of what?" I explained the obvious. "I'm taking a picture of the billboard." "Oh", he said, "I thought maybe you worked for the city and you were taking a picture of my building and I don't need any more trouble from the city." And I was thinking, "Geez, did Ansel Adams have this much trouble taking a photo?" The show was great and it was especially interesting to see the work he did in Rochester for the UofR.

Click on the image above for a short movie of the Robert Weingarten photos.

Click here for more photos and the New York Times article on this show.

I expected the opening day of the Robert Weingarten show on the lawn of the Eastman to be mobbed. There was a big article about it in the New York Times on Thursday and the weather was perfect. It was cold and snowy and grey making Weingaten's 6:30 AM shots from his Malibu home really sing. We were the only people on the lawn when we arrived in the afternoon. Another woman stopped by while we were there and a car drove by very slowly with the windows down so the passengers could see the show while keeping warm. They were almost rear-ended by a snow plow. Hope you got a chance to catch this sensational show. If not you can always watch our short movie of the photos.

  One hundred years ago on October Seventh 1905, George Eastman invited the Rochester elite to spend an evening in his new home. We came across a copy of the invitation.
This famous photo (shown at left) is on display in the permanent collection room at the George Eastman House. It should be in focus over there. I snapped this one with my digital camera (aren't all cameras digital?)

1st Class On The Titanic

Nathan Lyons is a local photographer and the founder of the Visual Studies Workshop. His show, "Riding First Class On The Titanic" at the Eastman House in Rochester was sensational. You can still get the book at the bookstore there or over at Visual Studies Workshop. The photos in the book are about the same size as the ones that were in the show.

Memorial Art Gallery

Eastman House

Rochester Contemporary

A/V Space

Visual Studies Workshop

Spectrum Gallery

ARTISANworks

Gallery at High Falls

Gallery 15

Remember Montage, the cutting edge image festival that was held in Rochester in 1993? We came across two photos of a guerilla art happening that unfolded on the lawn of the George Eastman House. It was staged by a group from Syracuse and somehow we were alerted. A van pulled up on the front lawn of the Eastman House and an inflatable room was unfurled by three people. The room became an installation complete with a sign out front and and photos hung on the walls. We were inside when the commotion started outside. The guards from the Eastman were trying to stop someone from videoing the event and were overheard telling visitors that photography on the grounds of the Eastman House, home to the founder of modern photography, was prohibited!