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Master Photographer of Amish Life, Steel, Coal Industry to Speak at Franciscan University


In 1975, Stock became the first photographer to exhibit his work at the U.S. Capitol

Posted:  2013-09-17

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STEUBENVILLE, OH—Jay Stock, one of America’s greatest living authorities in the field of photographic art, will speak on Sunday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m. in the Gentile Gallery ofthe J.C. Williams Center at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Stock, from Martins Ferry, Ohio, will address his work on the “Amish People of Ohio and Pennsylvania,” “The Steel Industry, Working and Non-Working Plants,” and “The Coal Industry, Both Strip and Deep Mining.” (See his photography.)

Through his camera lens, Stock has glimpsed sights ranging from the dark corners of Africa to the ghettos of Cleveland, Ohio, to the United States Capitol. He has created new and exciting photographic interpretations of people in a style and mood akin to the likes of Monet, Renoir, and Degas.

In 1975, Stock became the first photographer to exhibit his work at the U.S. Capitol. He has also taught photography in the United States, France, and England.

Stock’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period. He will also sign copies of his photography books, including The Wonderment of Creative VisionPictorial ArtistryWheeling-Pittsburgh Steel 1980’s, and Pictorial Petals.

The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Franciscan University Fine Arts Society and the Academy of Lifelong Learning's Rose DeFede Lecture Series, which honors the legacy of Rose DeFede, a longtime member of the Academy of Lifelong Learning and a Franciscan University employee, who left an indelible mark on the University and the local community.

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