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May Show 2019

Steve Dunwell- “With these Hands” – May, 2019 

Short Biography for Steve Dunwell 


STEVE DUNWELL makes photographs of New England – its people, landscape, and industry – for publications, for collectors, and for advertising.  Many of his photographs are featured in fourteen picture books on regional subjects. 

Industrial history has been a primary interest for Dunwell throughout his professional career.  Between 1973 and 1977, he photographed inside and around numerous textile mills in New England.  Combined with a rich illustrated historical narrative, this work was published as The Run of the Millby David R. Godine Press in  1978. 


 “With These Hands” is a collection of the textile worker portraits that formed the core of that mill documentation project.  

 In 1980, Dunwell worked with Michael Folsom to document the existing condition of the F. C. Lowell mill at Waltham for the Historic American Engineering Record. Folsom did the groundwork for the re-use of this mill for housing, and created the Charles River Museum of Industry on the site.  

Since that time, Dunwell has continued to visit and document industrial sites around New England, with a special emphasis on early hydro power and textiles.   He also works on corporate and editorial assignments, concentrating on architecture and aerials. His outstanding regional images are published by Back Bay Press, including Extraordinary Bostonand the best-selling Boston Freedom Trail. 

Steve Dunwell lives in Boston.   His photographs are included in numerous corporate and private collections as well as museums and libraries. 

Contact:  steve@stevedunwell.com   

Our Show reception will be held on Tuesday June 4, 2019 from 5 PM -8PM in conjunction with the Art for the Soul Gallery. Come and meet the artist for our  enjoy free refreshments, and see the art show next door.

May Show is Now Open

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Reception is Tuesday June 4, 2019 5-8 PM







Volunteers Docents Needed
The Valley Photo Center needs volunteer docents to open and close the gallery Monday through Friday from 11 AM until 2 PM. We especially need volunteers so we can open the gallery on Mondays again. Volunteers can enter photographs in our open submission shows for free and get free parking in the Tower Square garage. If you can work as little as a couple hours a day a few days a month please email valleyphotocenter@icloud.com or call D. John McCarthy at 413-455-5658. 


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