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Pitt professor captures pandemic through a camera lens

Ivette Spradlin, a professor of photography at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University, has spent her quarantine taking portraits of Pittsburgers outside their family homes.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

June 2, 2020

Ivette Spradlin’s Instagram page is filled to the brim with images of people in masks posed in front of colorful and creative-looking homes, their gaze fixed on the photographer who takes their picture from at least 6 feet away.

Photographer Elliott Erwitt publishes forgotten Pittsburgh photos

Untitled Pittsburgh 1950 © Elliott Erwitt Courtesy: Carnegie
Library of Pittsburgh

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2017

Elliott Erwitt left his rented room at the downtown Pittsburgh YMCA in the fall of 1950, cameras in hand. The 22-year-old photographer walked up either Forbes or Fifth Avenue, documenting the people and places of the transitioning city along the way, before arriving at the Pittsburgh Photographic Lib...

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