Documentary premiered Monday, April 18, 2016 at ArtRage Gallery
Video by Daylight Blue Media
Photographers usually venture out into the world to find their subjects. This time, a group of Syracuse area photographers allowed the world to come to them. Their portraits of service providers, delivery people, and sales people, along with brief biographical details, peer inside the intricate connections and communities of the Syracuse area.
Curated by Ben Altman and Syracuse photographer Bob Gates, the project challenges us to think about the many ways in which we depend on one another for the necessities and comforts of our daily lives. It also creates a portrait of the home life of each photographer.
Altman and Gates have based their exhibition on work that Altman, who now lives in the Ithaca area, began in Chicago nearly ten years ago. The economic, class, and ethnic questions that his work raises inspired us to do this in our own community.
EXHIBITING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Ben Altman, Justine Fenu, Bob Gates,
Diana Green, D.J. Igelsrud, Diane Lansing, Marilu Lopez-Fretts,
Brenda Muhammad, Michael O’Connor, Sarah Pralle, Steve Reiter,
Rosalie Spitzer, Kerry Thurston and Diana Whiting.
Courtney Rile & Michael Barletta ~ Daylight Blue Media
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by funding
from the County of Onondaga, administered by CNY Arts.
The Martha A. & Eugene F. Keppler Fund
The George & Luella Krahl Fund
through the CNY Community Foundation
Carol Baum, Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin, Diana Cramer, Terry Deegan,
Michael DeSalvo & Nick Orth, Len Fonte, Phil & Marilyn Frankel,
Lanny Freshman & Rae Kramer, Julia Ganson, Alejandro Garcia,
Barbara & Barry Gordon, Annette & Monroe Guisbond, John Haritatos,
Larry Hoefler, Liz Koldney & Barbara Sutton, Eric Luft, Jack Mannion,
Shirley & Larry Novak, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, Deborah O’Shea,
Peter Sinatra, Madeline Spadola, Mary Stanley, Norma Tippett,
Carmen Viviano-Crafts and Zaker/Sanders Family
Kathy Barry & Brian Caufield, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, John & Dolores Brule,
Chana Bursztyn, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, David & Jeanne Holstein,
The Holtz Family Fund, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, Ann Jamison,
Mary Kuhn, Joe Leonard, Walter & Lauren Melnikow, Fred & Diane Murphy,
Dene Sarason, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, George Savage,
Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Cindy Seymour & Laura Serway,
Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis, Ron Van Norstrand,
Amy Zamkoff and Anonymous