Photo Reception + Talk @ Water Works Interpretive Center – Sep 20
Schuylkill Soundings Presents:
Behind the Scenes: Images Through the Artist’s Lens
If you haven’t visited the fascinating Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (FWWIC), check out this free photography opening reception and artist’s talk — and visit one of the most important structures in Philadelphia.
This exhibition provides a photographic perspective of the FWWIC by physician and photographer Andrea Baldeck, known for her ability to explore the hidden visual stories that often lie behind closed doors.
Born in a western New York, Andrea Baldeck began photographing with a simple box camera at age eight, imagining herself as a Life Magazine photographer canoeing through the jungle to meet Albert Schweitzer. This interest pervaded years of musical study at Vassar, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and practice as an internist and anesthesiologist. On medical trips to Haiti and Grenada, camera and stethoscope occupied the same bag. In the early 1990s she left the operating room for the darkroom, to work as a fine-art photographer in black and white. During the following decade, her portfolio grew to accommodate portraiture, still life and landscapes, as featured in her books. Since 1996 she has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad, and her images are found in museums and private collections. She is presenting her black-and-white interpretations of the Interpretive Center buildings.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
640 Water Works Drive • Phila PA 19130
Please RSVP by September 18 at 215-685-0723