PhotoWest Gallery presents : RIT - the Philadelphia Connection

Celebrates and pays homage to RIT alumni who have made a contribution
to the photographic community of Philadelphia

RIT Connection Philadelphia exhibit at Photo West Gallery featured the work of 11 RIT grads and 3 RIT faculty with a Philadelphia connection. RIT Connection Philadelphia acknowledges the important role these individuals have had in fostering the growth and development of photography in the Delaware Valley Area and the school's role in photo education. The photographers included in this show are just a small sampling of over 150 RIT alumni who have made a contribution to that photographic life.

A forum with panel discussion was held on Saturday, May 14, 2005

RIT's Philadelphia Connection was discussed with RIT faculty member Guenther Cartwright and Bruce Katsiff, Director & CEO of the James Michner Museum.

The exhibit began May 2nd with the opening reception on Friday, May 13, 2005,
The exhibit run until May 30th

The photographers are:

Robert Asman
Michael Becotte
Randl Bye
Guenther Cartwright
Paul Cava
Alida Fish
Chuck Gershwin
Bruce Katsiff
Jay Pastelak
Jeannie Pearce
Michael Perez
Allen Vogel
Tony Ward

W. Keith McManus (curator)

exhibit assistance:
Karen Faulkner
Irina Hasnas
Oscar Tabares Reyes
Han Salzmann

* RIT - Rochester Institute of Technology (School of Photographic Arts & Sciences)

Some photos from the RIT - Philadelphia Connection Exhibit

Guenther Cartwright, (r) (RIT faculty) addressing forum member participants.

Bruce Katsiff (l) (James A. Michener Art Museum Director) speaking at the RIT-Philadelphia Connection Forum
Seated next to his left is Katherine Ware (Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center - Philadelphia Museum of Art)

W. Keith McManus (r) (RIT- Philadelphia Connection curator) chats with Roberta Fallon (c) and Libby Rosof (l) of   "roberta fallon and libby rosof's artblog"