A People’s History of Pittsburgh is a collective photo album for the people of Pittsburgh and its surrounding metropolitan area led by Pittsburgh photographers Melissa Catanese and Ed Panar, cofounders of Spaces Corners bookstore. Fueled by those who still live here, or those in the Pittsburgh diaspora, this project invites you, the public, to contribute family-owned, found, or anonymous photographs and share your unique stories about life experiences from this region.
Bring your favorite Pittsburgh photos and join us for the sixth scanning day on-site at Carnegie Museum of Art. We'll help you scan your images and add them to the project where they will be viewable on nowseethis.org as part of the People's History. This project will serve as an ever-growing archive of local photography and your work may be chosen to appear in an eventual print publication. Scanning days take place in the Coatroom Gallery, temporary home to The Sandbox: At Play with the Photobook, a pop-up bookshop, library, and event space where you can encounter a rotation selection of photobooks.
Visitors who bring a hardcopy of a photo for the scanning project will receive free museum admission!
Related Sandbox events
July 19: Scanning Day #7: Share Your Pittsburgh Photos
July 24: Scanning Day #8: Share Your Pittsburgh Photos
July 26: Scanning Day #9: Share Your Pittsburgh Photos
July 27: The Sandbox: Building a Photobook
Related Hillman Photography Initiative events:
September 19: Subatomic: The European Center for Nuclear Research, Part 4 of The Invisible Photograph
December 11: Discarded: Joachim Schmid and the Anti-Museum, Part 5 of The Invisible Photograph
Photography from every angle
Don't miss these other opportunities to explore photography at Carnegie Museum of Art:
Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh, on view through September 22
David Hartt: Stray Light, May 17–August 11, 2014
Photography in the Trenches, 1914–1918, June 4–December, 2014
Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand, July 19–September 29, 2014
Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals, November 1, 2014–February 16, 2015
Image: Submitted to A People's History of Pittsburgh by Thomas Bates