Photo City

Directed by John Murphy, Traolach Ó Murchú
  • Ireland
  • 80 mins
  • 2017
  • English

Rochester, NY is a city defined by photography. Once dominated by Kodak, the city now faces a new digital future. Photo City presents a portrait of photography itself as told through the lens of the citizens of a place defined by the art form. The film explores how the various strands of the city interact with photography, how its past informs its present, and how the resilience of its citizens perhaps suggests a future. 

Reel Art is an Arts Council scheme designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme. 

A wonderful addition to the Reel Art programme, this is a beautifully rendered snapshot of the town of Rochester, the home of photography.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Filmmaker in Attendance

John Murphy and Traolach Ó Murchú will attend this screening.