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Photography-based initiative expands throughout region to shine spotlight on art of photography

The Olympus InVision Photo Festival presents the 6th InVision Photography Month, a celebration of fine art photography featuring exhibitions, workshops and presentations at more than 20 venues throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding region Nov. 1-30. New InVision Photography Month partners for 2016 include Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art, The Main Line Art Center in Haverford, The Photo Review in Langhorne and The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, expanding the photography-focused initiative to Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties for the first time.

Kicking off InVision Photography Month is the Olympus InVision Photo Festival at the Banana Factory and SteelStacks in Bethlehem Nov. 4-6. The three-day festival includes dynamic photo workshops and presentations by renowned photographers including George Kalinsky, who’s photographed hundreds of stars over the past half-century as the resident photographer for Madison Square Garden, and acclaimed wet plate photographer Ian Ruhter.
On Nov. 5, the public can join Haverford College Professor William Earle Williams at Lehigh University in Bethlehem for a discussion on the once controversial work of Robert Frank, a Swiss-born photographer who traveled across the United States in the 1950s for his photo book “The Americans,” which revealed the hidden face of poverty, racism and consumerism in the country. Frank’s exhibit, “The Americans: 81 Contact Sheets,” is on display in the Dubois Gallery of the Lehigh University Art Galleries through Dec. 11.

The complete list of 2016 InVision Photography Month participants is:

Allentown Art Museum – Scheller and Fowler Galleries, Allentown
Nov. 13-Feb. 5 | Allentown X 7: Photographic Explorations

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Oct. 29-Jan. 13 | George Kalinsky: Capturing the World’s Greatest Icons | Alvin H. Butz Gallery
Nov. 4-6 | Morning Call Young Photographers’ Scholastic Photo Competition | First Floor
Nov. 4-6 | Olympus InVision Photo Festival
Nov. 5 | Community Photo Pin-Up | Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons
Nov. 5, 5:30-9 pm | InVision Photo Party & Awards Ceremony

The Art Establishment, Fountain Hill
Oct. 23-Nov. 30 | The Lehigh Valley Photography Club

Banana Factory Arts Center, Bethlehem
Oct. 22-Dec. 18 | Ian Ruhter: Carnival of Dreams | Banko Gallery
Oct. 29-Jan. 9 | PA Photographers’ Competition | Crayola Gallery
Oct. 22-Dec. 18 | College Photographers’ Competition | Hallway to the Arts
Oct. 22-Dec. 18 | Olympus Visionaries & Trailblazers Exhibition | Olympus Digital Imaging Studio
Nov. 4-Dec. 4 | Faces of the SouthSide: Photography by students at Broughal Middle School
Nov. 1-30 | Thomas John Shillea, Bruce Ward, Olaf Starorypinski | Featured Artists Wall
Nov. 4, 6-9 pm | InVision Festival Opening Reception
Nov. 4-6 | Olympus InVision Photo Festival

Bethlehem House Gallery, Bethlehem
Oct. 26-Jan. 14 | 2016 Holiday Show featuring Karl Uschold

Bethlehem Town Hall – Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem
Nov. 3-Dec. 6 | Lehigh Valley Photography Club Members Exhibition
Nov. 6, 2-4 pm | Artist Reception

Eagle Nest Gallery, Nazareth Area High School, Nazareth
Nov. 1-Dec. 16 | The Artists in Our Family

Image Archives
Image Archives of the Lehigh Valley is an InVision Photo Month partner and will be printing The Morning
Call Scholastic Photo Exhibition for display at SteelStacks.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Sept. 14-March 19 | The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music

The Gallery at St. John’s, Easton
Nov. 6-Dec. 18 | Butch VanSeters and Linda VanSeters: In Harmony with Nature
Nov. 13, 12:30 pm | Photographer’s Talk

Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem
Aug. 31-Dec. 11 | Robert Frank/The Americans: 81 Contact Sheets | Dubois Gallery
Aug. 29-Dec. 10 | Visual Poetry | Rauch Business Center Gallery

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Bethlehem
Oct. 21-Nov. 21 | David Haas & Carol Front: Poetry of the Industrial and Rural Landscape
Nov. 4, 6-9 pm | Reception

Main Line Art Center, Haverford
Sep.10-Nov. 5 | Panorama Feature Exhibition: Enlightened Earth

Michener Art Museum, Doylestown
Nov. 12-Feb. 26 | Chris Jordon – Death of Impressionism: Disruption & Innovation in Art

Moravian College, Bethlehem
Oct. 25-Nov. 13 | Martin Desht Photography
Muhlenberg College, Allentown
Nov. 2-Jan. 7 | Natural Philosophy

Nazareth Center for the Arts, Nazareth
Nov. 1-30 | Lehigh Valley Art Stock presented by Dan’s Camera City
Nov. 3, 6-7:30 pm | Reception

Northampton Community College, Bethlehem
Nov. 1-Dec. 16 | Trustom Pond, Dan Hafey
Nov. 11, 6-8 pm | Reception

Penn State Lehigh Valley – Ronald K. De Long Gallery, Center Valley
Oct. 24-Dec. 9 | Thomas John Shillea Camera Work 1977-2016
Nov. 14, 2:30 pm | Artist Talk

The Photo Review, Langhorne
A critical journal of fine art photography.

RE:find’s Gallery 724, Allentown
Oct. 20-Nov. 20 | Ed Eckstein- Protest & Politics

SANTA BANNON / Fine Art Gallery, Bethlehem
Nov. 1-30 | Stephen Perloff: North Dakota
Nov. 4, 6-9:30 pm | Artist Talk and Catalog Signing
Nov. 1-30 | Power to the Portrait
Nov. 6, 6-9:30 pm | Reception & Artist Talk

State Theater, Easton
Sept. 18-Nov. 4 | ACE Member Show | Main Gallery
Nov. 11-Jan. 2 | Domenick Naccarto | Annex
Oct. 6-Dec. 11 | Behind the Curtain State Theater Photography 2015 Exhibit
Nov. 19 | Behind the Curtain Photography Workshop with Frank Smith, Curator

Most InVision Photography Month events are free and open to the public. The Olympus InVision Photo Festival takes place at the Banana Factory arts center and ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Tickets for InVision workshops, presentations and the InVision Photo Party and Award Ceremony Nov. 5 are on sale now at and 610-332-3378.

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