News of the current exhibit at Image City

Image City Photography Gallery

Newsletter # 209, March 28, 2024

We publish our Newsletter during each of our exhibits to pass along information and reviews of the exhibit, selected images and news of participation opportunities at Image City. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to another great year of fine photographs and events. We hope to see you at each of our shows in 2024.

Through the Student Lens 2024

Students from Twenty-One Local High Schools

Current Show Runs Through Sunday, April 14

At Image City, we are hosting Through the Student Lens 2024, an exhibit that always draws a lot of attention. This year, it showcases the photos of students from 21 local high schools and Flower City Arts Studio 678. The students have impressed many visitors with their skills and originality. Through the Student Lens exhibits started in 2010. Don Menges, Gallery Partner, worked with the teachers and each school chose the photos for their exhibit. Click Here to see the full details of the exhibit and Click Here to see preview photographs. See the article below that announces the winning school in the exhibit. However, you will get a better experience of the skill of the young photographers and the work of Guest and Gallery Photographers if you visit Image City where every photograph is displayed. We are very grateful for the cooperation of all the teachers who played an important role in creating this outstanding exhibit. We also very much appreciate Michael Hager of Museum Photographics, who printed all of the student photos and Jason Campbell of Frameworks, who mounted each of them. The exhibit runs thru Sunday, April 14. The participating high schools and their teachers are:

Allendale Columbia - Amy Oliveri and Sara Rogers

Aquinas Institute - Lorin Easton

Brighton - Jennilyn Pickering

Eastern Monroe Career Center - Sulyn Bennett-Hennessey

Fairport - Elissa DeChick and John Brien

Greece Athena - Heather Erwin

The Harley School - Gabriel Rivas

Honeoye Falls – Lima - Jenna Rathbun 

Irondequoit - Lauren Reinert

Le Roy - Karen Castro

Our Lady of Mercy - Kylie Dahlberg

Norman Howard - Bruce Bennett

Pittsford Mendon - Beth Quattrociocchi 

Pittsford Sutherland - Amy Palermo

Red Creek - Nicole Czeck

School of the Arts - Susan Rudy 

Spencerport - Stephanie Prevosti 

Webster Schroeder - Peter DeWitte

Webster Thomas - Eric Chrombach

WEMOCO - Amy LaGambino

Wheatland-Chili - Valerie Savage


Studio 678 with teacher Elizabeth Webster is featured in the Neuberger Gallery with photographs from Flower City Arts Center's after-school photography and writing program for middle-school students. Also exhibiting with selected photographs from Camera Rochester are Bob Clemens, Ken Mason, Bob Pease, and Jeff Stein . Rounding out the show are Gallery Photographers Dick Bennett, Marie Costanza, Steve Levinson, Gil Maker, Don Menges, Luann Pero, Betsy Phillips, John Solberg, and Sheridan Vincent.

You will have a chance to see the diversity of photographic subjects and styles from many photographers and to enjoy them fully by going to the Gallery exhibit. We would also value your interest in buying photographs to support the student photographers and everyone who has created photographs for Through the Student Lens 2024; the art is ideal for gifts and to improve the appearance of home and office. The exhibit runs thru Sunday, April 14.

Through the Student Lens 2024

The focus of Through the Student Lens 2024 is to feature student art presented in an acknowledged gallery setting alongside the work of Rochester area professional and advanced amateur photographers. Image City specializes in photographic art exhibits and has been doing so for 18 years. This is the 15th annual high school show. An exhibit of this nature provides a unique and authentic experience for students to create, display and sell their artwork in Rochester’s only privately-owned photography gallery.

Image City Photography Gallery produced the photographic prints of all the submitted student images printed by Museum Photographics, and mounted by Frameworks of Rochester at no cost to the schools. The expense of preparation for display was absorbed by Image City Photography Gallery. Jason Campbell judged all of the student photographs. It was difficult, given the quality and creativity; he selected Honeoye Falls - Lima High School as Best in Show and we congratulate all the students and teacher Jenna Rothbuns.

Visit the Image City Blog 

To learn more and view more photos like Irondequoit High School, Dinlin Chen's Creation of Eve from Through the Student Lens 2024 you should visit the Image City Blog article by Marie Costanza. She writes that the "15th Annual Through the Student Lens Photography Show shines a spotlight on the raw talent and creativity of the emerging photographers in the educational sphere. Through the guidance and support provided by their teachers, these students have not only captured moments, but also enduring memories for all who have the pleasure of experiencing their work. This exhibition serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative power of photography and the importance of nurturing young artists as they continue to develop their craft".

Photographers' Journey 2024

Look for upcoming Call for Entries for Juried Show Summer 2024

We are preparing the rollout for an exciting opportunity to participate in an exhibit at Image City this summer. We will be calling for submissions of your photographs for a juried show having eight categories with significant prizes for the top photos. All selected photographs will be exhibited in the premiere event we are calling Photographers' Journey 2024. Details will be announced in an upcoming email "Call for Entries".

Image City Photography Gallery Calendar

  • April 1, 5 - 9pm, First Friday Gallery Night
  • April 14, Last day of Through the Student Lens 2024
  • April 16, First Day of an Women's Perspectives
Image City Photography Gallery
in the Heart of ARTWALK in the Neighborhood of the Arts
Phone 585-271-2540
722 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607