Meet the Artist

November 4 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

As part of the Working Class Images exhibit, Charlee Brodsky, a fine art documentary photographer and a professor of photography at Carnegie Mellon University, will be at the Bost Building on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from Noon until 2:00 p.m. to discuss her work. 

Brodsky describes her work as dealing with social issues and beauty. She photographed extensively in Homestead throughout the 1980s and 1990s. A selection of her awards includes the Tillie Olsen Award with writer Jim Daniels for their book, Street; an Emmy with the film team that created the documentary, Stephanie, which was based on her friend’s life with breast cancer; two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowships; an Honored Educator award given by the Society for Photographic Education, Mid-Atlantic Region. Other books that she has co-authored are Homestead, A Town Without Steel, Knowing Stephanie, and I Thought I Could Fly.

Exhibit hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., except for Thanksgiving weekend when the Bost Building will be closed in observance of the holiday both Friday and Saturday. A three dollar suggested donation is encouraged and also includes access to the permanent exhibits. Artist biographies and image examples can be found here.

Working Class Images is presented by Rivers of Steel, in partnership with the Battle of Homestead Foundation who are commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the 1892 Homestead Strike and Lockout. Additional support for this exhibition was provided to the Battle of Homestead Foundation by the United Steelworkers, Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and The Waterfront.


160-inch Mill

160-Inch Mill
The Homestead Works 160-inch Mill was one of the largest plate mills in the U.S.