The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, January 21 – Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Curated by Laura Domencic, Director of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Project Director: Brian Cohen
Panel Discussion: Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 – 8:00PM, Doane Hall A104
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 21, 8:00 – 9:00PM, Art Galleries
The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project tells stories, through photographic images, of how the lives of Pennsylvanians are affected by the Marcellus Shale Gas Industry. By creating a visual document of the environmental, social and economic impact of drilling, the work aims to engage communities in the current Marcellus debate while providing important historical images for the future.
In capturing images of the people and places most affected by gas drilling, photographers Noah Addis, Nina Berman, Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Lynn Johnson, and Martha Rial examine both the positive and negative results of drilling and how the environment and communities are being shaped. Organized by photographer Brian Cohen, and Laura Domencic, Director of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the traveling exhibition was launched in October 2012 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, with accompanying lectures, book, and an online archive.
The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project is generously supported by The Sprout Fund, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, and by the individual gifts of Josh Whetzel, Nancy Bernstein, and Cathy Raphael. This exhibition is part of the two-year Bicentennial celebration of Allegheny College’s founding. This exhibition is supported in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.