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Photography Project in Rochester Brings World's Finest to Document Life Here

Pastor Britt Pledger of "Missing the Missing" in Rochester
Courtesy: Susan Meiselas
Pastor Britt Pledger of "Missing the Missing" in Rochester

Several of the finest photographers in the world are in Rochester for a special project documenting life here.

The House of Pictures photo project features ten photographers from world renowned Magnum Photos fanning out across Rochester to produce a comprehensive photographic survey of the city and its people

The photographers are using the Visual Studies Workshop as their base of operations while in Rochester and will be a part of a discussion at the conclusion of the project at the George Eastman House.

You can already see some of the material they have posted on line.

Photographers will be at the Public Market Saturday, April 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. making portraits of Rochesterians.

Participants can get a print of the photograph the following week by attending the Pop-Up exhibition on Saturday, April 28th at the Rohrbach Warehouse at 97 Railroad Street from 10am-10pm.

The project was the subject of this recent New Yorker article.

Click on the video box below to watch WXXI’s Steve Dawe discuss the project with Jessica Johnston of George Eastman House and Tate Shaw of the Visual Studies Workshop.