Visual Studies Workshop

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VSW1.jpgVisual Studies Workshop Building, Price Street side, 11-2012 VSW3.jpgVSW Video Collection

31 Prince St, Rochester, NY 14607 [Directions]
585 442 8676
<info AT vsw DOT org>

Visual Studies Workshop is an internationally recognized center for media studies, including photography, artists' books, and media arts, located in Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts. VSW supports makers and interpreters of images through education, publications, exhibitions, and collections. VSW houses a bookstore, microcinema, exhibition gallery, and research center, and hosts artists-in-residence. VSW's microcinema is equipped to project digital video, 16mm, and super 8 film.

VSW houses immense still and moving image collections, including the Portable Channel and TV Dinner video archives, which chronicle activism in Rochester through the 1970s, 80s, and 90s.

VSW was founded in 1969 by photographer and curator Nathan Lyons as a center for photographic education.

VSW Press was founded in 1971 by Joan Lyons. The Press continues to publish 2-4 artists' books annually.

The current director of VSW is Jessica Johnston.


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