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Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 450,000 photographs; 28,000 motion picture films; the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology; one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema; and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and makes critical contributions in the fields of film preservation and photographic conservation.

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Major retrospective of Alvin Langdon Coburn to open at George Eastman House on September 19

Rochester, N.Y., September 3, 2015—A retrospective featuring 175 works, including more than 145 photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn as well as other related materials will open on September 19 at George Eastman House. Drawn from the collections of George Eastman House, the Royal Photographic Society, and the Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition assembles the best Coburn works from major international collections for the first time, allowing visitors to appreciate the full scope and import of this master photographer.

Major retrospective of Alvin Langdon Coburn to open at George Eastman House on September 19

Rochester, N.Y., September 3, 2015—A retrospective featuring 175 works, including more than 145 photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn as well as other related materials will open on September 19 at George Eastman House. Drawn from the collections of George Eastman House, the Royal Photographic Society, and the Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition assembles the best Coburn works from major international collections for the first time, allowing visitors to appreciate the full scope and import of this master photographer.

Photographer John Chiara to kick off George Eastman House’s annual Wish You Were Here photography lecture series

Rochester, N.Y., August 20, 2015—George Eastman House announced the fall lineup for its Wish You Were Here photography lecture series. The series will begin on Thursday, September 10 at 6 p.m., with John Chiara’s talk Lands End, which features images taken with his life-size camera obscura. Admission to this lecture is free for students (with valid ID). A book signing will follow in the museum’s café and store. 

Photographer John Chiara to kick off George Eastman House’s annual Wish You Were Here photography lecture series

Rochester, N.Y., August 20, 2015—George Eastman House announced the fall lineup for its Wish You Were Here photography lecture series. The series will begin on Thursday, September 10 at 6 p.m., with John Chiara’s talk Lands End, which features images taken with his life-size camera obscura. Admission to this lecture is free for students (with valid ID). A book signing will follow in the museum’s café and store.

Positive Exposure Photographic Exhibition Featuring People with Intellectual Disabilities to Premiere in Rochester at George Eastman House

Rochester, N.Y., August 12, 2015—As part of its 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Golisano Foundation has commissioned a series of photographic works of people with intellectual disabilities by renowned photographer Rick Guidotti.

Positive Exposure Photographic Exhibition Featuring People with Intellectual Disabilities to Premiere in Rochester at George Eastman House

Rochester, N.Y., August 12, 2015—As part of its 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Golisano Foundation has commissioned a series of photographic works of people with intellectual disabilities by renowned photographer Rick Guidotti.

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