George Eastman House’s Black History Month Events

Black in America Exhibition
Feb. 16 through June 29, 2008

Eli Reed, a member of the prestigious Magnum Photos, is one of the world’s most celebrated African-American photographers. George Eastman House opens in February an exhibition featuring selections from his signature portfolio Black in America, a visual compilation harvested from life-enriching travel, astute observation, and creative photography.

With persistence and dedication, Reed pursued what he describes as a “self-assigned” project to translate artistically his encounters with Black Americans from all walks of life, in communities from across the United States, into the medium of photography. The entire Black in America series was gifted to Eastman House in 2004 to recognize Dr. Alison Nordström’s hiring as curator of photographs.

Reed will visit Eastman House in mid-February to photograph Rochester’s African-American communities. These images will be added to the Eastman House exhibition.

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