Bethlehem Steel Plant, 1998. © Stephen Wilkes/Courtesy of ArtsQuest

Bethlehem Steel Plant, 1998. © Stephen Wilkes/Courtesy of ArtsQuest

Photography aficionados and art enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the art of photography at the third-annual Lehigh Valley Photography Month (LVPM) this November. The month-long celebration features a variety of photography exhibitions, workshops and presentations at 19 different venues throughout the Lehigh Valley.

“Lehigh Valley Photography Month brings together galleries, museums, colleges and businesses throughout the region in one common goal – sharing the art of photography with a wide range of audiences,” says Janice Lipzin, Director of Visual Arts & Education for ArtsQuest, the nonprofit arts organization that launched LVPM in 2010. “This year our 19 partnering venues include the Allentown Art Museum, which is exhibiting the works of legendary photographers such as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and Berenice Abbott; as well as community-focused businesses such as Fox Optical and Molly’s Irish Grille & Pub. By partnering together, these participants are really helping to highlight this region as a dynamic destination for photography.”

The 2013 LVPM participants are:

Allentown Art Museum,Allentown
Through Dec. 8: Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum’s Collection

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks,Bethlehem
Through Dec. 15: Stephen Wilkes – Bethlehem Steel

Banana Factory, Bethlehem
Nov. 1-Dec. 28: Photographs – Eugene Richards
Nov. 1-30: Olympus Visionary Program
Nov. 1-30: Banana Factory Resident Photographers Exhibit
Through Jan. 5: Pennsylvania Photographers Competition Exhibit
Through Dec. 8: InVision College Photography Contest

Eagle Nest Gallery, Nazareth Area High School, Nazareth
Nov. 5 – Dec.13: ”Heart and Soil” – Rick Smith
Fox Optical & Gallery, Bethlehem
Nov. 1-Dec. 28: “Aquatranstasis” – Yevette Hendler

Gallery at St. John’s, Easton
Nov. 3-Dec. 22 – “Philippiphotoart” – Patrick Philippi

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Visitor Center, Bethlehem
Nov. 1-Feb. 28:Main Street Views – Photographs from the Historic Bethlehem Inc. Collections
Nov. 1-14: “Clippings” – Jamie Cabreza
Nov. 15: Instashow – Laini Abraham, Mike Cabreza, William Deegan, Alice Kwiatkowski, Roxanne Lowit, Anthony Marraccini, Andrew Po, Shoko Takayasu and Scott Voelker.

Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem
Through Dec. 8: “Time and Place” – Photography from the LUAG Collection – Stoumen Doisneau, Salzmann, Coupon, Winograd, Lyon and Fleming – Maginnes Hall
Through Dec. 9: Four Artist-Photographers – Ed Vatza, Karina Skvirsky, Anne Gridley and Thomas Shillea with Steven Lichak – Virtual Gallery at the Zoellner Arts Center

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Bethlehem
Nov. 7-30: In the Moment – Larry Fink

Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, Bethlehem
Nov. 1-29: “Metal on Metal” – Christopher Shipley

Moravian College Art Department, Bethlehem
Through Nov. 17: “Finders and Keepers” – Amy Stevens, Kimberly Witham, Kristine Kotsch, Lydia Panas & Nicki Stager

Muhlenberg College Martin Art Gallery, Allentown
Through Nov. 9: Bill Hayward’s the Human Bible

Nazareth Center for the Arts, Nazareth
Through Nov. 30: The Portrait, The Landscape & The Nude – Paula Chamlee, Bruce Katsiff & Thomas Shillea

Northampton Community College, Bethlehem
Oct. 31-Dec. 13: Growing Up – Miami Beach to the Big Apple – Janice Lipzin

Santa Bannon Fine Art Gallery, Banana Factory, Bethlehem
Nov. 1-30: Metamorphosis – Brian H. Peterson & Thomas Shillea

Sigal Museum’ MCS Regional Artists’ Gallery, Easton
Nov. 1-Dec. 14: Lehigh Valley Photography Club Members Exhibition

Silver Images, Banana Factory, Bethlehem
Nov. 1-30: Archival Pigment Inks – Ray Smicker

State Theatre, Easton
Through Dec. 15: Mornings in the Park
Nov. 8-Dec.15: Land of Many Contrasts – Frank T. Smith Photography

For more information on Lehigh Valley Photography Month, visit