Rochester, N.Y., June 27, 2018—The George Eastman Museum welcomes actor and photographer Jason Lee to Rochester on Thursday, August 23. Lee will present a special edition Wish You Were Here talk in the Dryden Theatre at 6 p.m., followed by a signing of his new photo book, A Plain View.
Over the course of his career, Lee has been a professional skateboarder, an actor, a producer, and—for the focus of this special Wish You Were Here talk—a photographer. Lee’s latest installment (A Plain View) in his series documenting rural America consists of photographs taken in Texas in 2017. The images are rich in texture and saturation, revealing the unique characteristics of the expired 4×5 Kodak color films he photographs with. A book of this project has recently been published and will be available in the Museum Store. Lee will be signing books after the talk.
The Wish You Were Here talk will be held in the Dryden Theatre, and admission is free for museum members. General admission is $10 general and $5 for students (with ID). Doors open 45 minutes before the lecture begins, and the museum’s café will be open for dinner, coffee, or dessert.
This special edition of Wish You Were Here is co-organized by the Kodak Camera Club and generously supported by Dr. Thomas N. Tischer. The full 2018 Wish You Were Here series will be announced later this summer. Visit eastman.org for more information.