Past Present Future Opening Reception + Unblurred

  • Silver Eye Center for Photography 4808 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15224 United States

Join us for an opening reception of Past Present Future: Western Pennsylvania's People and Places and a celebration of Silver Eye's new gallery in the Penn Avenue Arts District on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm.

This event takes place during the Penn Avenue Arts Initiative's Unblurred First Fridays gallery crawl.

Free and open to the public.


Past Present Future

This expansive survey exhibition celebrates photographic landscapes and portraits of Western Pennsylvania, spanning over 100 years of image making in the region. The exhibition features the work of over 40 artists and is presented in a nonlinear salon style. Past Present Future creates visual connections between the images and traditions of iconic giants of mid 20th century photography like W. Eugene Smith, Esther Bubley, and Duane Michals and contemporary artists making work today throughout the region. With over 100 photographs and videos, Past Present Future makes visible the overwhelming and complex changes that have occurred in Western Pennsylvania through industrial and demographics shifts over the years. Despite these changes, there is a persistent and timeless beauty in the hills, valleys, and people of the region. This exhibition is a celebration of that beauty and the talented artists who have worked to capture it over the years.