Postcards from America Project
In 2012, the Eastman Kodak Company, in Rochester, New York, declared bankruptcy. That same year, ten Magnum photographers–Chien-Chi Chang, Jim Goldberg, Bruce Gilden, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Paulo Pellegrin, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, Larry Towell and Donovan Wylie–established a temporary base in Rochester. Over nearly three weeks, they worked with residents and Rochester’s photographic community from the Visual Studies Workshop, the George Eastman House and the Rochester Institute of Technology to document the city. The photographers selected 1,000 images as the final archive; all 1,000 images are included in this volume. Three sets of the images were printed. One portfolio resides at the George Eastman House, the second is in a private collection and the third has been dispersed via the 1,000 copies of this limited edition: each copy contains a single print from the set.