Join native Philadelphian Betsy Manning at noon Tuesday, May 26, for a live Facebook Q&A as she discusses everything Midcentury Modern. Manning makes a living managing the Temple University Photography Department.
During the Q&A, look for expert insights on interior/exterior shots, how to identify Midcentury Modern buildings and the type of camera Manning handles.
Manning, along with two others colleagues, is on tap to judge the Pennsylvania Modern Architecture Juried Photo Exhibit.
The exhibit will run from October 25, 2015 through February 28, 2016 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.
At noon May 26, head over to The State Museum’s Facebook Page and look for the top post. To engage with Betsy, simply ask your questions in the comments section of the post. She’ll start answering/replying to questions around noon.
Still have questions? Here’s a short bio provided by Manning:
A native Philadelphian, Betsy Manning makes a living managing the Temple University Photography Department. But photographing the city’s distinctive, often under-appreciated architectural gems is her passion. Since 1996, she has photographed more than 300 of the city’s “Architectural Wallflowers”–modern buildings, built from the 1930s to the early 1970s, distinctive for retaining mid-century design elements. An enthusiast of concrete, grids of glass, flat roofs, glazed brick and well-designed details, such as railings, letters, signs and doorknobs, Manning abhors arches, gutters, bay windows and ovals of any kind. She earned her bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Temple University in 1987 and her Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) from Temple in 2008. Her MLA project focused on the often-overlooked Philadelphia area architect Irv Stein (Penn Architecture, 1953). Manning has exhibited her photos at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the University of Pennsylvania and at Temple.