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REVISITING SOUTH BETHLEHEM

August 24, 2015 - May 18, 2016

From the Civil War to SteelStacks, South Bethlehem has been the cradle of Lehigh University for 150 years. Always historical, sometimes hysterical, these neighborhoods have housed ever-changing multi-ethnic communities and a constant influx of Lehigh students. Sights like St. Michael’s Cemetery, the Lehigh River, the architecture of A.W. Leh, and the ubiquitous blast furnaces have been a magnet for photographers. Beginning with William Rau’s Lehigh Valley Rail Road photographs, through Walker Evans’ iconic Depression Era images, generations of photographers have made the pilgrimage to South Bethlehem in search of clues to America’s industrial and post-industrial identity. Works by contemporary and historical photographers, some famous, some anonymous, contribute to the visual history of the borough.

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Start:
August 24, 2015
End:
May 18, 2016
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Venue

DUBOIS GALLERY, Maginnes Hall
9 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015 United States
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Phone:
610-758-3615

Organizer

LUAG
Phone:
610-758-3615