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Current Exhibition

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to Friday, December 21, 2018

This exhibition draws from the vast photograph collections in the RIT Archives to tell the story of the lives of RIT students and illustrate the Henrietta campus experience since the founding. Typical activities in the lives of students, from the annual move-in days, to sporting events, to student hi-jinx are displayed.

Since its dedication, the new RIT campus, encompassing 1,300 acres, has been home to thousands of students and alumni, as well as generations of faculty and staff. For all who have lived and worked on this campus, RIT is a place where lifelong relationships and aspiring professions have been forged... ... (Read more)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to Friday, December 21, 2018

Andrew Franklin (PH ‘75) documented life at RIT in the early 1970s and amassed one of the largest single collections of images of student life during the early years on the new campus in Henrietta, New York. 


Franklin came to RIT in 1971 as an art major, but soon transferred to photography with a focus on photojournalism, inspired by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. From that point, he was rarely without a camera, regularly capturing candid images of campus life and of the still-new campus itself. While at RIT, Franklin worked for the Reporter and for the yearbook Techmila, where he was... ... (Read more)