Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester, is displaying “Family Photographs,” a national juried exhibition of work by 18 artists from across the country, through Dec. 15.
The history of family photographs is as long and varied as the history of photography itself. Unlike any other medium before it, photography allows the artist to capture the exact likeness of loved ones. The act of taking photographs is an affirmation and denial of death’s inevitability.
“Family Photographs” is a selection of images curated by juror Sara Macel that explore the ideas of family, memory, intimacy and domesticity through the use of contemporary and archival photography.
The 38 photographs on display were selected from over 200 photographs from 71 artists from 27 states in U.S. and Canada.