Beyond Steel

St. Michael's Cemetery [videorecording]



Creator: Michael Kramp and Stepanie Powell Watts
Annotation: A photo montage of St. Michael's Cemetery in South Bethlehem shows the current state of disarray and still the the abiding dignity of the space. The cemetary, started in 1867 on land donated by Asa Packer, belongs to the Holy Infancy parish. Overgrown with broken and shifted grave markers, it was made famous by a 1935 photograph by Walker Evans, "Graveyard and Steel Mill." The film recreates a visual metaphor of the Evan's photo by scanning over the life of the South Side (where people live), work (the now defunct Bethlehem Steel) and death in the cemetary. Music: Omni Music
Description: 1 computer file (5:26): color
Duration: 5:26
Publisher: Bethlehem, Pa: Lehigh University
Date: 2011
Subject: Neighborhoods ; Religion
Contributor: Lehigh University, South Side Film Festival PBS 39 workshop

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