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George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film combines the world’s leading collections of photography and motion pictures with the National Historic Landmark mansion and gardens of Kodak founder George Eastman. Eastman is heralded as the father of popular photography and motion picture film.

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»Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness Opens at George Eastman House on September 20

Rochester, N.Y., September 2, 2014—George Eastman House will open the exhibition Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness on September 20. The exhibition examines both the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms on an international scale, including corporations such as Kodak, Agfa-Gevaert, and Ilford. It documents the impact of the emergence of digital imaging technologies, which irrevocably changed photography and led to the abrupt and rapid breakdown of a century-old industry that embodied the medium’s material culture. The exhibition will be on view in the museum’s special exhibition galleries through January 4, 2015.

»George Eastman House Welcomes Photographer Wayne Belger on September 4

Rochester, N.Y., August 28, 2014—In conjunction with his exhibition at ARTISANworks, photographer Wayne Martin Belger will be speaking at George Eastman House on September 4 at 6:00 p.m. Belger will be discussing his unique pinhole cameras and their intimate connection to the photographs he makes.

»Filmmaker Rolf De Heer to Speak at Dryden Theatre on September 3

Rochester, N.Y., August 28, 2014—The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House is bringing Dutch Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer to Rochester on September 3, 2104. De Heer will host a discussion about his own work and the experience of moviemaking in Australia’s Northern Territory, following the Rochester premiere of his film, The Tracker (2002). 

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The House, Gardens & George Eastman

The restored Conservatory of
George Eastman House.

The Townson Terrace Garden of
George Eastman House.

The Rock Garden at George Eastman House.

A young visitor to George Eastman
House enjoys pre-cinematic toys
in the Discovery Room.

George Eastman, left, and
Thomas Edison introduce color
motion pictures to the world
from the Eastman estate in 1928.

George Eastman

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