Marcellus Shale Documentary Project

The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project is traveling throughout the region on the following dates to:
January 11- February 14, 2013
The Open Lens Gallery at The Gershman Y 401 South Broad Street Philadeplphia, PA 19147 (for specific info the MSDP)
and simultaneously with The Open Lens Gallery
The University for the Arts Sol Mednick Gallery 211 South Broad Street, 15th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102 (for calendar listing)

August - October, 2013 Handwerker Gallery Gannett Center Ithaca College Ithaca, NY 14850

The exhibition, curated by Laura Domencic, director of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA) features more than 50 photographic images which tell the personal stories of Pennsylvanians affected by the Marcellus Shale gas industry. By creating a visual document of the environmental, social and economic impact of the drilling, the compelling images not only provide historical artifacts, but can be a catalyst for discussion.
"Our intention is to inject some thoughtful observations to help facilitate a community dialogue," says Ms. Domencic. "Arguments can be made on both sides of this debate and this project is not about taking one of them. Our only agenda is to open up a conversation. This happens when we observe, ask questions, listen and seek to understand."
Organized by Pittsburgh-based photographer Brian Cohen and Ms. Domencic, the project will include a traveling exhibition with accompanying lectures, a 220-page book, and an online archive.
Visit the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project online at

Generous support provided by The Sprout Fund, The Pittsburgh Foundation and Heinz Endowments.

A public forum and artist talk has been scheduled for October 25 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Melwood Screening Room, adjacent to the galleries where the photos are exhibited.
The panel includes:
Eric Beckman, Professor of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Carrie Hahn, activist
Doug Shields, former Pittsburgh City Councilman
Terry Collins, Teresa Heinz Professor for Green Chemistry, recipient of the 2010 Heinz Award, and a senior member of CMU’s Institute for Green Science
Moderated by Steve Sokol, President and CEO of World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.
It is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday November 7 at 6:00pm, Noah Addis & Scott Goldsmith will give an artist talk in the gallery.

On Wednesday November 14 at 6:00pm, Brian Cohen Martha Rial will give an artist talk in the gallery.