Rochester

Commission

Background

In April of 2012, Martin Parr, Larry Towell, Bruce Gilden, Donovan Wylie, Paolo Pellegrin, Alex Webb, Alec Soth, Susan Meiselas, Jim Goldberg and Alessandra Sanguinetti lived together in a house in Rochester for two weeks, documenting the city in all of its idiosyncratic beauty and imperfections. This two-week experiment was about more than just capturing the home of Kodak—the company that produced the film that formerly served as the hard drive for America’s visual memory—but it was about focusing on a single location, in a single moment, in hopes of examining a people and a place at the atomic level. Work can be seen on the New Yorker’s photo blog and at Postcards From America.
 

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