About the Gallery

Current Show

Show Schedule

Gallery Photographers
    Artists in Residence
    Guest Online

Exhibition Opportunities



If you are unable to visit our gallery and would like to purchase photographs from this preview or other's in the gallery, please contact the gallery and call 585-271-2540.


Peter's Picks of the Month

January 30 - February 24, 2008

Postcards from Bosnia
a photographic exhibition by
Michael Murray

Peter Marr picks his three favorite photos of the show
by the featured and guest photographers


All images copyright by the individual photographers



Mother & Children
by Michael Murray

This outstanding picture of a woman and her two children so wonderfully portrays more than just a snapshot of rural Bosnia. The mother, so proud, so loving for her daughters significantly does not look into the camera lens. Her beautifully expressive face, lined with years of hard work and dedication, is maybe looking into the future, whilst always remembering the conflicts of the past and hoping for a better, easier life for her girls.The youngest child looks with complete innocence right into the lens, whilst the older daughter, maybe somewhat aware of her past, looks at the photographer, but significantly hides her face.This portrait is wonderfully seen and captured, and the soft colorations and gentle background, all add to a very telling and great picture. 


by Michael Murray

There are two outstanding scenics in this show, both equally powerful in their own way, namely, STARI GRAD and UMOLJANI. I chose the latter to comment on, as it tells such a dramatic story of a rural set in a majestic landscape. Photographically, the lovely receding layers from the foreground fields through the town, right to the mountains and strong cloud formations could have come from a painter’s canvas. Each time you investigate the layers, more detail emerges, from the small unpaved road in the immediate foreground, tracing its way past the houses and the haystacks, to vanish into the hills, as our eyes move through the countryside, to the mountains beyond. No review of this idyllic landscape would be complete without commentating on the beautiful colorations of the houses, hills and sky, highlighted by the yellow and red building, so powerfully positioned. Wherever we look and enjoy this lovely scenic, our eyes always come back to this red and yellow house, but wherever our eyes go, it is a magical journey we take.


Cubes #1
by D. G. Adams

Of all the images by guest artists, this print, to me, best expresses the seeing, vision, and presentation of the photographer. This black-and-white print incorporates strong architectural features in shape, line and form, with the powerful added mystery element to what the viewer is really looking at. The position and angles of the component pieces, so exquisitely seen and photographed give me no clue as to the size or origin of these pieces, but they all add up to a really striking image. The real strength of the print is the dominant black shape on the right-hand side, so beautifully balanced by the other elements, both tonally, from white through gray, and compositionally, by the shapes and strong angles. The end result is a powerful, well-seen photographed and presented image.


Peter Marr

We are very grateful to Peter for his thorough
review and selection for Peter's Picks.

Peter was born in England in 1935 and came to live in the United States in 1968. He worked for the Eastman Kodak Company for 34 years, retiring in 1998. During his employment and continuing into retirement, he has been an enthusiastic amateur photographer. His photography has won him numerous awards throughout Kodak and in International Salons, including 5 George Eastman Medals, which is the top honor awarded to the most outstanding picture in the Annual Kodak International Salon. He has served as a judge in both local and international photographic competitions for the past 20 years, and is a Past president of the Kodak Camera Club and past chairman of many of the Kodak Camera Club organizations. In the past five years or so, he has devoted his photographic skills and interest into nature photography, notably bird photography. His bird photography has been the subject of several one-person exhibits, the most recent being at Ding Darling NWR, in Sanibel, Florida, The Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York, and at the Webster Public Library in Webster, NY.


Image City Photography Gallery  ♦   722 University Avenue  ♦    Rochester, NY 14607 ♦ 585.271.2540
In the heart of ARTWalk in the Neighborhood of the Arts