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

Pitt professor captures pandemic through a camera lens

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

Photographer Elliott Erwitt publishes forgotten Pittsburgh photos

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...

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