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Photographs by Dave Schafer

From the ‘Burgh Abroad and Back Again: Photographs by Dave Schafer

Dates: Wednesday September 12th – October13th   (Opening reception and lecture  7PM September 12th) 
Location: Carnegie Library of Homestead, Homestead, PA
Cost of Event:  Free

Note: Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Carnegie Library of Homestead.

Dave Schafer has worked as a steelworker, aerospace engineer, database software developer and river barge crew member. The Southwestern Pennsylvania native is also a world traveler and photographer. He has journeyed from Alaska to New Zealand, Australia to Hawaii and all over the United States. From  September 12th through October 13th Dave’s photographs will be exhibited at the Carnegie Library of Homestead. On September 12th he will talk about his photographs and discuss how his work as evolved as SD cards and digital photography have replaced the SLR (single lens reflex) camera and manual darkroom techniques.

Dave grew up in Wilkinsburg in the 1960s and 70s, lived in Penn Hills and Aliquippa, and attended Penn State University. His photographs won 1st- and 2nd place awards from Pennsylvania Magazine and the Post Gazette, respectively, and 3rd place in the Kodak national photo contest. Abroad, whether bungee jumping in New Zealand or hiking in Denali, his work captures the exotic essence of out-of-the-way places. At home his subjects include the vivid details of everyday life in Pittsburgh: a rusting bridge, storm clouds over Oakland, or the last remnants of the Civic Arena sticking into the sky like a post-modernist piece of sculpture.

However far his interests have branched out and far away from home he has traveled, Dave’s roots run deep in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Sponsored by Advanced Labor & Cultural Studies and the Carnegie Library of Homestead

Please see the following related announcements:

Carnegie Library of Homestead
Visit Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Paper

For a preview of Dave’s work, please go to


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