Roger Mertin1943-2001

George Eastman House
Rochester, NY

$15,000 to transport, store, catalogue and scan work from the museum’s recently acquired archive of the photographer’s work, organized by staffmembers Alison Nordström, Rick Hock, Roger Bruce and David Wooters. Mertin was a faculty member at the University of Rochester, and was an honored recipient of many fellowships, including the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA. A first generation MFA graduate in photography, he used large format prints to explore visual idioms of the American social landscape documenting Christmas decorations, rural libraries, suburban trees and basketball hoops.