PEOPLE WHO CAME TO MY HOUSE: Portraits by Syracuse Area Photographers

April 9, 2016 to May 21, 2016

Photographers usually venture out into the world to find their subjects. This time, a group of Syracuse area photographers allowed the world to come to them. Their portraits of service providers, delivery people, and sales people, along with brief biographical details, peer inside the intricate connections and communities of the Syracuse area.

Curated by Ben Altman and Syracuse photographer Bob Gates, the project challenged us to think about the many ways in which we depend on one another for the necessities and comforts of our daily lives. It also created a portrait of the home life of each photographer.

Altman and Gates have based their exhibition on work that Altman, who now lives in the Ithaca area, began in Chicago nearly ten years ago. The economic, class, and ethnic questions that his work raised inspired us to do this in our own community.

You can see the full interviews here.

EXHIBITING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Ben Altman, Justine Fenu, Bob Gates, Diana Green, D.J. Igelsrud, Diane Lansing, Marilu Lopez-Fretts, Brenda Mohammad, Michael O’Connor, Sarah Pralle, Steve Reiter, Rosalie Spitzer, Kerry Thurston and Diana Whiting.

Courtney Rile & Michael Barletta ~ Daylight Blue Media
Daylight Blue Media interviewed both photographers and subjects during the production of the People Who Came to My House documentary.


This exhibition was made possible, in part, by funding from the County of Onondaga, administered by CNY Arts, Bousquet-Holstein, PLLC  and the The Martha A. & Eugene F. Keppler Fund & The George & Luella Krahl Fund through the CNY Community Foundation.

and Carol Baum, Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin, Diana Cramer, Terry Deegan, Michael DeSalvo & Nick Orth, Len Fonte,  Phil & Marilyn Frankel, Lanny Freshman & Rae Kramer, Julia Ganson, Alejandro Garcia, Barbara & Barry Gordon, Annette & Monroe Guisbond, John Haritatos, Larry Hoefler, Liz Koldney & Barbara Sutton, Eric Luft, Jack Mannion, Shirley & Larry Novak, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, Deborah O’Shea, Peter Sinatra, Madeline Spadola, Mary Stanley, Norma Tippett, Carmen Viviano-Crafts and Zaker/Sanders Family

Kathy Barry & Brian Caufield, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, John & Dolores Brule, Chana Bursztyn, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, David & Jeanne Holstein, The Holtz Family Fund, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Joe Leonard, Walter & Lauren Melnikow, Fred & Diane Murphy, Dene Sarason, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, George Savage, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Cindy Seymour & Laura Serway, Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis, Ron Van Norstrand, Amy Zamkoff and Anonymous