Rochester Portrait Gallery

Toward the end of 2013 I was sworn into a very prestigious artist collective in Rochester. Dudes Night Out is a group of artists who like to inspire each other and love our city, Rochester. For our One Year anniversary show our theme was We Art ROC, artwork inspired by Rochester.

I set out to create a set of portraits that would showcase those who have made an impact on Rochester. I contacted a small group of individuals and asked if I could photograph them for the project. I was astonished when everyone said yes and I was able to pull the whole thing together in three weeks.


There are plans to expand this project and hopefully included hundreds of people who have helped put Rochester on the map. If you have any suggestions of people I should include, please leave me a note in the comments section. Let me know who they are and why they have done great things in and for Rochester. If you have their contact info that would be a great help, you can send that to me privately.

Tom Richards Portrait
Tom Richards, Mayor of Rochester
Sarah Rutherford Portrait
Sarah Rutherford, Co-founder THE YARDS Collaborative Art Space/Artist
Nancy Jurs Portrait
Nancy Jurs, Ceramic Artist
Mark Cuddy Portrait
Mark Cuddy, Artistic Director of Geva Theatre Center
Lovely Warren Portrait
Lovely Warren, Mayor of Rochester
Lea Rizzo Portait
Lea Rizzo, Co-founder THE YARDS Collaborative Art Space/Artist
Grant Holcomb Portait
Grant Holcomb, Director of Memorial Art Gallery
Gerry Szymansk Portrait
Gerry Szymanski, Photographer, librarian, historian
Erich S. Lehma Portrait
Erich S. Lehman, Founder, 1975 Gallery/ Co-curator, WALL\THERAPY/ Member, Sweet Meat Co. Artist Collective/Board Member, Friends of the Roc City Skatepark
Erica Fee Portrait
Erica Fee, Festival Producer, First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival
Elaine Spaull Portait
Elaine Spaull, Executive Director of The Center for Youth/Rochester East District Councilmember

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