The George Eastman Museum recently announced its Wish You Were Here photography lecture series will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 with photographer and Rochester Institute of Technology professor Sean McFarland in the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave., Rochester.
McFarland will present “Glass Mountains, Echoes, and Pictures of Us,” followed by a book signing. McFarland’s work examines history, photography and the representation of landscape to reveal how human perception changes. His work will be on view through Oct. 2 in the museum’s exhibition Photography and America’s National Parks. The museum’s galleries will be open until 8 p.m.
Admission is free for museum members and students with valid ID. The presentation is included in museum admission for nonmembers; $14 general admission and $12 for seniors.
The Wish You Were Here series will continue at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 with Los Angeles–based photographer Elena Dorfman and her presentation “The Reconstructed Landscape.”
In recent years, Dorfman has shifted from portraits of subcultures to American landscapes. Her composite photographs of rock quarries and the LA River have been likened to the aesthetics of the Hudson River School. A book signing will follow.
The final Wish You Were Here lecture will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Armenian-American photographer Diàna Markosian will explore the relationship between memory and place through her images in her presentation, “Documenting the Personal.”
Her images can be found in publications like “National Geographic,” “The New Yorker” and the “New York Times.” In 2016, Markosian was announced as a “Magnum” nominee.
Admission is $6 for general admission and seniors.
Doors will open 45 minutes before the lecture, and the museum’s café will be open for dinner, coffee or dessert.