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During September, the South Bethlehem Historical Society, with the help of the D&L and other partners, will host a series of events celebrating the works of photographer Walker Evans. Evans is best known for his photo, “Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1935,” taken from St. Michael’s Cemetery on East Fourth Street in South Bethlehem.
Prints of this photo and others documenting America’s experience in the Great Depression are currently featured in an exhibit at Time Zones Global Goodies and Framing Gallery that will remain open throughout September. A reception marked the opening of the exhibit on September 5.
Later in the month, noted photographer and Evans scholar Rodger Kingston will give the keynote address, “Walker Evans in the Lehigh Valley,” at the South Bethlehem Historical Society’s Annual Meeting on September 25. Guided tours of St. Michael’s cemetery will be provided prior to the meeting. Afterwards, the society will host a reception at Time Zones, providing an opportunity to view the Evans exhibit and ask Kingston questions.
On September 27, to conclude the month’s activities, Kingston will lead “Footsteps of Walker Evans,” a trolley tour of sites photographed by Evans in Easton and Bethlehem.