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Virtual Exhibition - Motion of Light in Water

Virtual Exhibition Tour - Motion of Light in Water

A Virtual Exhibition at Lehigh University

Hosted by Mark Wonsidler, Curator, Exhibitions and Collections at Lehigh University
and Robert Becker, President, LVPC

In Partnership with Lehigh University Art Galleries & Lehigh Valley Photography Club

Water is a material, a metaphor, a social space.  A moving target for the camera’s eye, water appears and disappears as it changes shape and shifts from one state to another.  Tracking the movement of light across the surface of this most elusive subject, generations of photographers have faced challenges both technical and poetic.  Effects ranging from crisp focus to ghostly blur and moods that span the playful to the turbulent are on view in this exhibition of works from the LUAG permanent collection.  Photographs by Weegee, Stoumen, Kertész, Porter, Bourke-White, Dassonville, and others are included.

Utilizing the diverse selection of work on view, Mark Wonsidler will provide a Curator's tour focusing on the compositional principles and artistic considerations that the selected photographers considered as they framed their subjects and scenes and expressed their personal artistry. 

Bob Becker will then briefly discuss the various technical challenges and poetic choices faced when photographing water in its numerous forms, roles and actions. Resulting photographs express a range of effects from a crisp instantaneous focus to a ghostly long exposure blur; of moods that span from peaceful, reflective, playful to the turbulent. 

The images within this exhibit express the relationships that nature, humans and society have with water.


This is a virtual exhibition that will be available via a Zoom meeting.

Registration is required and is at no cost.  LVPC Members and Guests of the University & Club can attend. Registration is available on this page.

Zoom connection information will be sent to all registered participants several days before the virtual exhibition.

Registration is limited to 96 attendees.  A waiting list is available if the exhibition reaches capacity. If you registered and then cannot attend, please cancel your registration so that others can.


Questions can be addressed by the LVPC at or by the Lehigh University at

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
A Zoom Virtual Exhibition.
Connection information will be sent to registered attendees.

Additional Info:
Robert S Becker
Coordinator for the Event
Photo Shoots and Workshops
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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Bethlehem, PA