Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:00 p.m.
Room 216, Performing Arts and Humanities Building
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents photojournalist J.M Giordano.
Joe Giordano will present his photographic project SHUTTERED: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel, currently on view at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. From 1887 to 2012, the Bethlehem Steel Mill at Sparrows Point provided steady if dangerous work for tens of thousands of men and women. With the shuttering of the Point’s blast furnaces, the world inhabited by local steelworkers took a number of hits, and the effects continue to reverberate today.
The grandson of a steel worker, award-winning photojournalist J.M. Giordano has spent more than 15 years capturing the impact of the mill’s decline and closure on his hometown of Baltimore. “What do you do,” Giordano asks, “when the only lifestyle you’ve ever known—an industrial lifestyle passed down by family, friends, and coworkers for generations—becomes obsolete?”
This is a free, catered event – good vegetarian options will be provided.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Baltimore Inner Harbor via the I-95. For this event, paid visitor parking is available in Lot 9, behind the Performing Arts and Humanities Building — please click here for additional information on location and daytime parking.