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Wheeling in the 1970s: Photography Exhibit Opening

May 19, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Wheeling in the 1970s - Photography Exhibit Opening with Bill Burke
Reception with light refreshments starts at 6. Talk followed by exhibit opening starts at 7.

NOTE: The exhibit will remain in place in the Library’s auditorium through August, 2022. It will be accessible during regular Library hours, unless the room is in use by the Library or by the public. Please call 304-232-0244, send an email to lunchwithbooks[at]yahoo.com, or stop at the Reference Desk for information and assistance accessing the exhibit.

Bio: A Maryland native, Bill Burke graduated from Wheeling College in 1971. He became focused on photography during his senior year. During that time, the Miners For Democracy, a union reform group, held a meeting at the college. Burke got involved with the group’s struggle. After graduation, he moved to Wheeling and photographed for the UMWA at mine sites in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Between assignments he photographed in downtown Wheeling and in the Woodsdale neighborhood where he lived. It is the photographs from these days that comprise the exhibit.

Bill moved to the Washington DC area in 1975 and photographed primarily for international labor unions. Upon his retirement in 2016, his archive was acquired by the University Of Maryland. He lives in Silver Spring MD with his wife Jonni.

NOTE: The exhibit will remain in place in the Library’s auditorium through August, 2022. It will be accessible during regular Library hours, unless the room is in use by the Library or by the public. Please call 304-232-0244, send an email to lunchwithbooks[at]yahoo.com, or stop at the Reference Desk for information and assistance accessing the exhibit.

In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast. 

 

 


PRESENTER BIO: See above


FEATURED BOOK: Coming soon


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