DATE: 4/13/2012 | BY CORY REYNOLDS
April 14 -29, 2012
Visual Studies Workshop
Contact: Tate Shaw, Director
Phone: 585-442-8676, #21
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Alec Soth, Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Martin Parr, Larry Towell, Alex Webb, Donovan Wylie, and Chien-Chi Chang to photograph and exhibit new work in the hometown of Kodak.
From April 14 - 29, 2012, ten Magnum photographers will live, work and exhibit together in Rochester, New York. The project, titled House of Pictures, is part of an ongoing series of collaborative attempts to investigate a fragmented and often anxious American landscape. Rochester, with its deep connection to the history of photography, provides a particularly resonant and meaningful setting.
Visual Studies Workshop's auditorium will serve as the photographers’ home base and an open studio. ARTBOOK will create a one-of-a-kind bookstore with inventory tailored specifically to Magnum Photos and the House of Pictures project. The auditorium and ARTBOOK @ VSW pop-up bookstore will be open to the public April 19-20, 5 - 8pm, April 21 - 22, 12 - 5pm, April 25 - 27, 5 - 8pm, and April 28 - 29, 12 - 5pm and by appointment.
Share your secret about Rochester. Bring your photographs past or present for possible inclusion in a project by Magnum photographers. We are interested in all kinds of pictures, from any time period and in any medium (prints, slides, albums etc.) Wednesday through Friday, April 18th, 19th, and 20th from 12 to 2pm at Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street. You can also upload new or scanned pictures to the project’s flickr group and tag them “Rochester.” Any questions, please call: (585) 442 -8676.
VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP is an independent, internationally recognized nonprofit learning and resource committed to supporting artists and interpreters of the world of images. VSW programs include community workshops, gallery exhibitions, lectures and screenings, artist residencies, artist publications, and a Research Center with extensive book and print collections. VSW hosts a full-time Master of Fine Arts degree program in association with The College at Brockport, SUNY. With many of its alumni prominent as artists, curators and educators, the Workshop has globally and historically expanded the fields of photography, artists’ books, film and video.
MAGNUM PHOTOS is the home of documentary photography. Founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier- Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour, it remains owned and cooperatively managed by its independent photographer-members.