Over a two-year period certain unappreciated, visual and factual aspects of the City of Rochester were systematically documented. These aspects of the City of Rochester consisted of Mobil Gas Stations and their owners, closed gas stations, and new businesses in former gas stations; the City Limits and residents, animals, and other noisemakers existing proximal to the City Limits; places where I had to wait in line; the MEN and WOMEN of City Hall; the dotted lines that separate traffic lanes; and a short, dead-end street that was bull dozed over and left for field. The process of documenting these aspects of the City of Rochester emphasized ways of categorizing and cataloguing seemingly random events and unrelated people and objects with respect to both time and space. The final exhibition installation engaged the viewer in activities similar to those I had to perform in order to complete the work.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Photography, Artistic--Exhibitions; Service stations--Pictorial works; Rochester (N.Y.)--Pictorial works
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Eberlin, Peter, "Rochester: documented" (1985). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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