Work in Rochester is a field guide to the economic life of Rochester, New York. Daily, throughout 2011, I interviewed and photographed people at work in Rochester for the book Work in Rochester, creating a personal and intimate visual record of the men and woman that collectively create our local economy. Rochestrians will find many familiar faces among the 365 photographs that run the gamut of the local economy from senators to bankers to barkeeps to bums. Outsiders will find a time capsule of a Rust Belt city from a photographer on the ground shooting everyday.
Here are a few of my favorites.
You can see all 365 on the project blog here.
You can buy the book at Amazon here.
September 22 2011 – Faruk took a leap of faith, quit his job and opened his own custom jewelry shop in Village Gate several years ago. He says it’s tough running the shop solo, but this year business has been better than most.