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Museum Day Live at George Eastman Museum


George Eastman Museum


900 East Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States


The event has already taken a place at this date: 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


All Ages
Contact name: 
Kellie Fraver
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The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation.


For the past several decades, photographer Eugene Richards (American, b. 1944) has explored complicated subjects, including racism, poverty, emergency medicine, drug addiction, cancer, the American family, aging, the effects of war and terrorism, and the depopulation of rural America. His style is unflinching yet poetic, his photographs deeply rooted in the texture of lived experience. In his wide range of photographs, writings, and moving image works, he involves his audience in the lives of people in ways that are challenging, lyrical, melancholy, and beautiful. Ultimately, his works illuminate aspects of humanity that might otherwise be overlooked.

This exhibition—the first museum retrospective devoted to Richards’s work—explores his career from 1968 to the present through 146 photographs and three moving image works.

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