Work in Rochester is a field guide to the economic life of Rochester, New York. Daily, throughout 2011, Clarke Condé interviewed and photographed people at work in Rochester creating a unique collection of photographs that focus on the men and woman who work in Rochester.
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. The 365 photographs of the collection stand as a personal and intimate visual record of the people that collectively create our local economy.
Clarke Condé A Rochester native, Clarke Condé became a fixture in local union and political circles as the editor of the local labor newspaper, The Labor News, photographing workers and community leaders from an insider's perspective. Condé has written extensively on labor issues providing a unique, ground level perspective on the Rochester economy and the state of organized labor.
"If you want to know what people that work in Rochester have to say about the economy I recommend asking them yourself. Ask them what they are doing. Ask them how they are doing. Then try asking them about the economy. You might find as I did that they usually have something interesting to say." - Clarke Condé
Rochester Landmarks Poster
This 20"x28" poster by Richard Margolis shows shows 38 of Rochester's most loved sites and attractions.
1928 Rochester Subway Map
Map of the Rochester Subway, Railroads, and Streetcar Lines! This large, 24"x36" poster shows the Rochester Subway as it was in 1928 with stations, suburban rail lines, and connections.
The End of the Line Special Edition DVD
Using archival photos and film clips, interviews and contemporary footage, The End of the Line is a high speed ride through Rochesters transit history, packed with great new special features.
RTC Token T-Shirt
This cool T-shirt sports a vintage RTC token on the front and the flip side of the token on the back. Choose from basic and organic t-shirts to hooded sweatshirts in any size and a variety of colors.
After the Erie Canal was rerouted south of downtown Rochester, the Rochester
Industrial & Rapid Transit Railway (the subway) was built in
its place as a link between the five different railroads and interurban trolley
lines that served the Rochester area. As the industrial landscape of Rochester
changed, and highways replaced the railroads, the Rochester subway gradually
became a relic of a bygone era. In 1956 the subway was abandoned and much of
its route was converted into Interstate 490 built to connect Rochester
with the New York State Thruway (I-90). Read more about the history of the Rochester Subway.
RochesterSubway.com exists to help spark
public dialogue around how we can better connect the neighborhoods of Rochester
NY, surrounding communities, and their cultural offerings. Rochesters
future is written in her past. Let's rediscover it.