Photo Safari at the George Eastman House was a huge success! We started the evening in the museum with a very informative tour of the A History of Photography exhibit. Our tour guide, Bruce Tyo, was very knowledgable about the current exhibit and even brought some additional rare cameras of his own to tell us about.
In The Garden was a fascinating look at the cultivated landscape and the use of photography in understanding the creation, use and love of gardens and gardening of all kinds. Assistant Curator for this exhibit, Jamie Allen gave us a wonderful overview that had us all wanting to spend way more time than we had!
The second half of our time at this amazing facility had us in the gardens with three models working on lighting, posing and creating. Newer photographers had the opportunity to learn from more seasoned veterans while some of us chose to shoot the gardens themselves, perhaps inspired by the works of art in the exhibit?!
We want to thank Eliza Kozlowski, Director of Communications and Engagement, the George Eastman House and International Museum of Photography and Film, Jamie Allen and Bruce Tyo for the use of the facility and the giving of their time and expertise to further educate and inspire our membership. What a wonderful resource this Rochester treasure is to not only photographers, but to anyone interested in the visual arts! Also, a shout out to our three models, Anna, Lauren and Stephen for their modeling and patience as well as enduring the hungry mosquitoes!