Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Magnum Photographers at the Rochester Public Market

What a difference a day makes.
Friday, April 20 was sunny and warm. Saturday, April 21, was cold and rainy.

Nevertheless, Magnum photographers came to the Rochester Public Market to take portraits of shoppers as well as candid photographs of vendors and farmers.
While they focused their cameras on those of us doing what we do every weekend at the market, I took a few pictures of them.
What is Magnum? From their web site, http://agency.magnumphotos.com/about/about 
"Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually." -Henri Cartier-Bresson

"Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities. Through its four editorial offices in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo, and a network of fifteen sub-agents, Magnum Photos provides photographs to the press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries and museums across the world."
On Saturday, April 28, there will be a pop-up exhibition at Rorhbach Warehouse on Railroad Street. If your picture was taken, stop by and pick up a free portrait.