Big Picture Rochester
DOWNTOWN: THE WAY IT WAS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ken Sato   
Friday, 04 September 2009 11:54

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Celebrating Rochester’s 175th Anniversary

 

 

DOWNTOWN: THE WAY IT WAS

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Main St. between Plymouth Av. to Chestnut St.

Addmission Free

 

In celebration of Rochester’s one-hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary a series of historic photographs have been placed in the windows of many of Main Street’s buildings that today stand where the original enterprises once served their patrons.

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The images were greatly enlarged, reproduced and posted by Ken Sato. These early photographs were found in Rochester’s Downtown, a book written by Donovan Shilling that effectively records those bygone days. For decades Rochesterians found Main Street a magnet for shopping, dining and trading. This was especially true of the two-mile long expanse of shops and stores that reached from the intersection of West Main and Broad Streets to the intersection of East Main Street and Goodman Street.

area2.jpgBy taking a walk by those “windows into the past” and examining the exceptional images one may well recapture a sense of that vibrant spirit of enterprise that made Rochester great. By also reading the captions below the large photographs one can learn much about the location, architecture, and nature of the many noteworthy buildings that once graced our downtown making it a most attractive place for business, entertainment and shopping.

The photo image project is a joint venture with the City of Rochester and a number of local sponsors in whose building windows the photos were displayed. Leading the project was Attorney Gerard D. DiMarco in collaboration with Ken Sato and Donovan A. Shilling.

 

 

 

 
Walking Map 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ken Sato   
Friday, 04 September 2009 12:30

Our Current Exhibition:

DOWNTOWN: THE WAY IT WAS

 

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ROCHESTER TODAY

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Open 24-7,  Sep 1st 2009 - Summer 2010, 

Main St. between Plymouth Av. to Chestnut St.

Free Admission

 

 

Walking Map 2009

 

Click Images to Download PDF version.

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The Big Picture Photomosaic 2006 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ken Sato   
Monday, 07 May 2007 19:11

The Big Picture Photomosaic was the first project of BPR, which debuted September 2006. Over seven thousand photos of Rochester were contributed by photographers from the Greater Rochester area and used in the composition of the winning picture, a 40x60ft mosaic.

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See more pictures of the photomosaic.

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Our Vision PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ken Sato   
Wednesday, 25 March 2009 22:14

Creating the world’s largest outdoor photo gallery in Rochester NY,

the “Image Capital of the World.”

 
"Big Newspaper Project" in Guggenheim Museum of New York PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ken Sato   
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:40

Ken Sato, the director of Big Picture, collaborated with a eccentric Japanese artiest, Miyuki Nishizawa, as known as Newspaper Woman, at Guggenheim Museum in NY city in March 8th 2013.

"Big Newspaper Project" was a part of Miyuki's art performance at Guggenheim in March 8th. Ken designed the giant newspaper and it was used during her performance.

 

Currently the Guggenheim is holding the exhibition, Gutai: Splendid Playground, which presents the creative spectrum of Japan’s most influential avant-garde collective of the postwar era.

 

The performance was hommage to Shozo Shimamoto, co-founder of Gutai and recently pass away at the age to 85. Miyuki and Ken are students of Shimamoto.


Please see the detail of the event at Guggenheim website.
Art After Dark at the Guggenheim

 

Please enjoy more pictures at facebook pages.

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Newspaper Woman with Big Picture at Guggenheim Museum


and Here:

Big Picture at Guggenheim Museum

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From Guggenheim museum website.

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