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Recent Releases

Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I'll Run On 
Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum, 2022
ISBN 9780300264265
304 pages

Texts by Lyle Ashton Harris, Joshua Rashaad McFadden, and LaChardles Ward, PhD 
Introduction by Bruce Barnes, PhD

American artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden (b. 1990) makes photographs that explore and celebrate Black life in the United States. Published in conjunction with his first solo museum exhibition, Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I’ll Run On demonstrates his mastery of a wide range of photographic genres—social documentary, reportage, portraiture, and fine art—and his use of the medium to confront racism and anti-Black violence. Like Black photographers before him, such as Gordon Parks, Roy DeCarava, Carrie Mae Weems, Dawoud Bey, and LaToya Ruby Frazier, McFadden documents the beauty of Black life and illuminates the specificity of Black living in our historical present, including a series of impactful photographs devoted to the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.

Along with a candid conversation between McFadden and artist Lyle Ashton Harris and an essay that traces McFadden’s meteoric career, this catalogue offers an overview of and insight into a poignant and deeply personal body of work, asserting McFadden’s key role in shaping the art and visual culture of the United States.

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The Cromer Collection of Nineteenth-Century French Photography 
Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum, 2022
ISBN 9780300264272
328 pages

Texts by Sylvia Aubenas, Éléonore Challine, Ellen Handy, Jacob W. Lewis, Anne de Mondenard, and Heather A. Shannon 

In the early twentieth century, Parisian photographer, amateur historian, and collector Gabriel Cromer (1873–1934) amassed a collection that traced photography’s prehistory, invention, and development to about 1890. His dream was to found a national museum of the photographic arts in France. Although Cromer’s ambition was never realized, his collection was central to establishing the world’s first museum dedicated to photography: the George Eastman Museum. The Cromer Collection of Nineteenth‑Century French Photography considers the origin and circulation of the collection as well as the influence it has had on photography as a field of study. The book’s six essays, written by French and American scholars, explore the Cromer Collection’s complex passage across markets, borders, and functions. For more than half a century, curators and scholars worldwide have drawn extensively on the Gabriel Cromer Collection for exhibitions and publications; this book provides the first focused scholarly study of the foundational resource.

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Carl Chiarenza: Journey into the Unknown 
Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum, 2022
ISBN 978-0-935398-32-8
74 pages

Artist Carl Chiarenza (American, b. 1935) photographically transforms cast-off materials into new and provocative images. His photographs suggest mysterious worlds that viewers are invited to explore. This publication accompanies a retrospective exhibition at the George Eastman Museum (February 5-June 20, 2021), which spans Carl Chiarenza's career, beginning with early photographs the artist made as an undergraduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology in the 1950s and concluding with a large selection of his most recent work in collage. The illustrated catalogue, with essays by William T. Green and Keith F. Davis, provides readers an opportunity to follow the continuities and ruptures in Chiarenza's artistic journey as his career enters its seventh decade.

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Selected Publications

A selection of the major books published by or in collaboration with the George Eastman Museum since its founding in 1947.

Title Author(s)/Editor(s) Publisher Year ISBN
Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory Jamie M. Allen and Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, eds., with additional texts by Bea Nettles and Amy L. Powell Rochester, NY, and Austin: George Eastman Museum and University of Texas Press 2019 9781477319253
The Art of Film Projection: A Beginner's Guide Paolo Cherchi Usai, Spencer Christiano, Catherine A. Surowiec, and Timothy J. Wagner, eds., with foreword by Tacita Dean and Christopher Nolan Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum 2019 9780935398311
Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic Jamie M. Allen, Lisa Hostetler, and Jessica S. McDonald Rochester, NY, and Austin: George Eastman Museum and University of Texas Press 2019 9781477317877
David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire Lisa Hostetler, Joanna Marsh, and Dave Hickey Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum 2018 9780935398304
Colorama Foreword by Rachel E. Andrews, with translation by Kurt Rehkopf (German) and Christèle Jany (French) Kempen, Germany: teNeues 2018 9783961710522
The Photographer in the Garden Jamie M. Allen and Sarah Anne McNear New York: Aperture 2018 9781597113731
Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time Lisa Hostetler and April M. Watson Kansas City, MO, and Rochester, NY: The Hall Family Foundation in association with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the George Eastman Museum 2017 9780300227178
A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age Lisa Hostetler, with contributions by William Green Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum 2016 9780935398182
The Photographer's Cookbook Lisa Hostetler New York: Aperture; Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum 2016 9781597113571
Picturing America's National Parks Jamie M. Allen New York: Aperture; Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum 2016 9781597113564
The Dawn of Technicolor, 1915–1935 James Layton, David Pierce; Paolo Cherchi Usai and Catherine A. Surowiec, eds. Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 2015 9780935398281
Alvin Langdon Coburn Pamela Glasson Roberts Madrid: Fundación Mapfre 2014 9788498444988
Lewis Hine Mónica Fuentes Santos, Luis Miguel García Mora New York: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers 2012 9781935202769
A History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present William S. Johnson, Mark Rice, Carla Williams; Therese Mulligan and David Wooters, eds. Hong Kong and Los Angeles: Taschen 2011 9783822847770
500 Cameras Todd Gustavson New York: Sterling Signature 2011 9781402780868
Steichen in Color: Portraits, Fashion, and Experiments Joanna Steichen (foreword) New York: Sterling Innovation 2010 9781402760006
Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital Todd Gustavson New York: Sterling Innovation 2009 9781402756566
Imagining Paradise: The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House Sheila J Foster, Manfred Heiting, Rachel Stuhlman Göttingen: Steidl 2007 9783865214621
Picturing Eden Deborah Klochko Rochester, NY: George Eastman House; Göttingen: Steidl 2006 9783865212078
Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes Grant B. Romer; Brian Wallis, ed. New York: International Center of Photography; Rochester, NY: George Eastman House; Göttingen: Steidl 2005 9783865210661
Colorama: The World’s Largest Photographs from Kodak and the George Eastman House Collection Alison Nordström, Peggy Roalf New York: Aperture 2004 9781931788441
Ansel Adams Jeanne Verhulst, ed. A Coruña: Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza 2003 9788495892034
Alvin Langdon Coburn: 1882–1966 Jeanne Verhulst, ed. A Coruña: Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza 2000 9788489748675
The Photography of Alfred Stieglitz: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Enduring Legacy Therese Mulligan, ed. Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 2000 9780935398236
A Collective Endeavor: The First Fifty Years of George Eastman House   Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1999 9780935398243
Alvin Langdon Coburn: Photographs 1900–1924 Karl Steinorth, ed. Zürich and New York: Edition Stemmle 1998 9783908161332
Lewis Hine: Passionate Journey, Photographs 1905–1937 Karl Steinorth, ed. Zürich: Edition Stemmle 1996 9783908162551
Pictorialism into Modernism: The Clarence H. White School of Photography Marianne Fulton, ed. New York: Rizzoli 1996 9780847819362
Seeing the Unseen: Dr. Harold E. Edgerton and the Wonders of Strobe Alley Roger R. Bruce, ed. Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1994 9780935398212
The George Eastman House and Gardens Marianne Fulton Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1992 9780935398199
Language of Light: Masterworks from the Collection Marianne Fulton Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1992 9780935398205
Michael A. Smith: A Visual Journey: Photographs from Twenty-Five Years   Revere, PA: Lodima Press 1992 9780960564644
The History of the Japanese Camera Gordon Lewis Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, for the Japan Camera and Optical Instruments Inspection and Testing Institute (Tokyo) 1991 9780935398168
Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years Marianne Fulton, ed. Boston: Little, Brown 1991 9780821218372
Out of the Northwest: Photographs by Lorraine Gilbert, Frank Gohlke, Darius Kinsey   Rochester, NY: Office of University Educational Services, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1991  
A Trip to the Movies: Georges Méliès, Filmmaker and Magician (1861–1938) Paolo Cherchi Usai, ed. Pordenone, Italy: Edizioni Biblioteca dell’Immagine, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto; Rochester NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1991  
The Eastman House Gardens: Two Historical Commentaries Elizabeth Brayer, Gerald Allan Doell, M. Christine Klim Doell Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography 1990  
The Photographers of Lisbon, Portugal, from 1886 to 1914 Luís Pavão Rochester, NY: University Educational Services, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1990  
American Photography, 1839–1900 Janet E. Buerger Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1989  
Dream Merchants: Making and Selling Films in Hollywood’s Golden Age Jan-Christopher Horak Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1989 9780935398151
French Daguerreotypes Janet E. Buerger Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1989 9780226079851
The Pictures are a Necessity: Robert Frank in Rochester, NY, November 1988 William S. Johnson Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1989  
The Art of Persuasion: A History of Advertising Photography Robert A. Sobieszek New York: H. N. Abrams 1988 9780810914698
Eyes of Time: Photojournalism in America Marianne Fulton, ed. Boston: Little, Brown 1988 9780821216576
Amateurs, Photography, and the Mid-Victorian Imagination Grace Seiberling, Carolyn Bloore Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1986 9780226744988
Blacks in America: A Photographic Record Robert A. Mayer Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1986 9780935398120
Cameron, Her Work and Career Joanne Lukitsh Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1986 9780935398137
This Edifice Is Colossal: 19th-Century Architectural Photography Robert A. Sobieszek Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1986 9780935398144
Lucien Clergue: Eros and Thanatos Marianne Fulton, ed. Boston: Little, Brown, in association with the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1985 9780821216057
Masterpieces of Photography: From the George Eastman House Collections Robert A. Sobieszek New York: Abbeville Press 1985 9780896595866
The Evolution of the Japanese Camera Phillip L. Condax, Masahiro Tano, Takashi Hibi, William S. Fujimura Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1984 9780935398113
The Last Decade: The Emergence of Art Photography in the 1890s Janet E. Buerger Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1984 9780935398090
Rochester: An American Center of Photography Robert A. Sobieszek, Joan Pedzich, Philip L. Condax Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1984 9780935398106
Particulars: Selections from the Miller-Plummer Collection of Photography Robert A. Sobieszek, ed. Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1983 9780935398083
Robert Fichter: Photography and Other Questions Robert A. Sobieszek, ed. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press 1983 9780826306746
The Wise Silence: Photographs by Paul Caponigro Marianne Fulton, ed. Boston: New York Graphic Society Books 1983 9780821215487
Color as Form: A History of Color Photography John Upton, ed. Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1982 9780935398069
The Era of the French Calotype Janet E. Buerger Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1982 9780935398076
Steichen: A Centennial Tribute Marianne Fulton Margolis Rochester, NY: [International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House] 1979  
An American Century of Photography, 1840-1940: Selections from the 3M/Sipley Collection Robert A Sobieszek Luzern, Switzerland: C. J. Bucher 1978  
Lewis Wickes Hine's Interpretive Photography: the Six Early Projects Jonathan L. Doherty Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1978 9780226691725
Muray's Celebrity Portraits of the Twenties and Thirties: 135 Photographs   New York: Dover Publications 1978 9780486235783
Men at Work: Photographic Studies of Men and Machines   New York: Dover Publications 1977 9780486234755
The Spirit of Fact: the Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes, 1843–1862 Robert A. Sobieszek, Odette M Appel-Heyne, Charles R. Moore Boston: David R. Godine; Rochester: The International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House 1976 9780879231798
New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape Robert Adams, William Jenkins Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1975  
A Century of Cameras from the Collection of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House Eaton S. Lothrop Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan  1973 9780871000446
Airborne Camera: the World from the Air and Outer Space Beaumont Newhall New York: Hastings House 1969 9780803803350
Vision and Expression Nathan Lyons New York: Horizon Press 1969  
Latent Image: The Discovery of Photography Beaumont Newhall Garden City, NY: Doubleday 1967  
The Persistence of Vision Nathan Lyons New York: Horizon Press 1967  
Photography in the Twentieth Century Nathan Lyons New York: Horizon Press, in collaboration with the George Eastman House 1967  
The Daybooks of Edward Weston   New York: Horizon Press 1966  
Photographers on Photography: A Critical Anthology Nathan Lyons Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc. in collaboration with the George Eastman House 1966  
T. H. O'Sullivan: Photographer Beaumont Newhall, Nancy Newhall, Ansel Adams Rochester, NY: George Eastman House, in collaboration with the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art 1966  
Toward a Social Landscape Nathan Lyons New York: Horizon Press, in collaboration with the George Eastman House 1966  
Aaron Siskind, Photographer Aaron Siskind, Nathan Lyons, Henry Holmes Smith, Thomas B. Hess Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1965  
Frederick H. Evans Beaumont Newhall Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1964  
The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day Beaumont Newhall New York: Museum of Modern Art 1964 9780870703805
Photography 63: An International Exhibition Beaumont Newhall, Nathan Lyons Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1963  
A Portfolio of Sixteen Photographs Nancy Newhall, Nathan Lyons Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1962  
Photo Secession: Photography as a Fine Art Robert M. Doty, Beaumont Newhall Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1960  
Photography at Mid-Century: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition   Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1959  
On Photography: A Source Book of Photo History in Facsimile Beaumont Newhall Watkins Glen, NY: Century House 1956