Photographer to exhibit panoramas of Pittsburgh life at BU

For immediate release: Jan. 8, 2008

BLOOMSBURG — Dylan Vitone will exhibit panoramic photographs of Pittsburgh in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Haas Gallery of Art from Monday, Jan. 14, to Friday, Feb. 15. A reception will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lectures at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Vitone is a Pittsburgh-based photographer who teaches at the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. The exhibit at Bloomsburg will include 360-degree panoramic black-and-white photographs from his Pittsburgh Project series. In the series, Vitone documents the city and people Pittsburgh, once an economic hub that served as one of the nation's largest producers of steel, coal, glass and aluminum and now showing signs of deindustrialization.

"Pittsburgh is more than an intersection of waterways connecting industries now gone by the wayside, the city is a confluence of cultures, classes and the changing tides that keep them in constant flux, much like the rivers themselves," said Vitone.

Vitone earned his bachelor of arts degree from St. Edward's University and his master of fine arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Print Center and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the Santa Fe Center for Photography, The Andy Warhol Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University. His work is included in the collections of the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, the Portland Art Museum and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.