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WVIA nominated for Mid-Atlantic Emmy for short doc on rock ‘n’ roll Vietnam photographer

WVIA nominated for Mid-Atlantic Emmy for short doc on rock ‘n’ roll Vietnam photographer

From a press release: WVIA Executive Producer Ben Payavis and Producer/Director John Mikulak have been nominated by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award in the Human Interest – Program Feature/Segment category for the production of “Mark Jury: Beyond Demons.” Featured as part […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – (mostly) masked musicians in Wilkes-Barre

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – (mostly) masked musicians in Wilkes-Barre

Take some advice from Tigers Jaw, University Drive, The Mule Team, Blind Choice, James Barrett, Lifer, Esta Coda, concert photographers, etc. – wear your damn mask. (For you nitpickers, those who aren’t wearing masks or have them pulled down put them right back on after the picture.) These photos were taken at “Come Together: A […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre holds online fundraising auction with NEPA photographers June 30-July 2

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre holds online fundraising auction with NEPA photographers June 30-July 2

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts announced an online photo auction of prints taken by local photographers and shot at the historic downtown Wilkes-Barre venue. The auction will take place on the Kirby Center Facebook page on Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, July 2 at […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

“We are not rebels. We are patriots and we are fighting tyrants.” Increasing in numbers each day, the Black Lives Matter protests continued on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, June 3 with chants of “I can’t breathe!” and “No justice, no peace!” At its peak, an estimated 600 people gathered to hear black […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – Justice for George Floyd protest in Scranton

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – Justice for George Floyd protest in Scranton

“What the fuck? I can’t breathe!” – Vision of Disorder Local grassroots organizations NEPA for Change and Put People First – PA organized a peaceful protest on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton today called “Justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade.” The event description read: Stand in solidarity with our fellow […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Historical Society engages public with COVID-19 Archive, photography workshop, and video lectures

Lackawanna Historical Society engages public with COVID-19 Archive, photography workshop, and video lectures

From a press release: The past few months have proved to be a historic time that will undoubtedly be studied by scholars in the future. To make their jobs easier, the Lackawanna Historical Society has started the LHS COVID-19 Archive project, a virtual “instant archive” for members of the community to record their thoughts and […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – my friends on ‘both sides’ outside Trump town hall in Scranton, 03/05/20

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – my friends on ‘both sides’ outside Trump town hall in Scranton, 03/05/20

The streets surrounding the Scranton Cultural Center were blocked off and lined with both protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump waiting for him to arrive at his first town hall of 2020 on Thursday, March 5. In addition to the Fox News broadcast, there is so much national coverage of what went on inside […]

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See 1800s NEPA ‘Through the Photographer’s Lens’ at Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton on Sept. 22

See 1800s NEPA ‘Through the Photographer’s Lens’ at Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton on Sept. 22

From a press release: Old photos provide a fascinating glimpse of the past, proving the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Learn about turn-of-the-century photography and zoom in on popular historic photos with the Lackawanna Historical Society this Sunday, Sept. 22. At 2 p.m., local historian John Revak will host an illustrated […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Explore ‘Graffiti Scapes’ of Mid-Atlantic ghost towns at Penn College exhibit in Williamsport through Oct. 6

Explore ‘Graffiti Scapes’ of Mid-Atlantic ghost towns at Penn College exhibit in Williamsport through Oct. 6

From a press release: A fascination with abandoned buildings and landscapes inspired Enola resident Michael Hower to begin working in digital photography seven years ago. His current body of work that focuses on ghost towns of the Mid-Atlantic, “Graffiti Scapes,” is on display now at The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport through Sunday, Oct. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wire sculpture and photography exhibit opens at Art E Fekts Gallery in Pittston on June 13

Wire sculpture and photography exhibit opens at Art E Fekts Gallery in Pittston on June 13

From a press release: New works by wire sculptor Sean Brady and photographer Mary Kroptavich will be on display at the Art E Fekts Gallery in Pittston in an exhibit entitled “In the Absence of Sight,” which opens with an artists’ reception on Thursday, June 13 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Attendees can meet the artists […]

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