Youngstown, Ohio from 1978-2016

This photograph of Mary Jean is the very first photograph I ever took in my very first photography class on the first roll of film I shot and developed at Youngstown State University in Mr. Mitchel's class in September 1978.  There is a finger print on it and there are scratches, and I punched a hole in the left side of the negative when I used a reel with a piercing clamp to secure the film.  This first gallery in Time was shot in Youngstown, Ohio and vicinity from 1978 through 1979 during which time I studied photography at the art department of YSU.  My early models include Mary Jean, Shawna, Rosie, Hector, Juan, Tammy & Mickey, the members of New York City and Desiree and the mill workers.

If you are interested in seeing more Youngstown work, please visit our other Mahoning Valley galleries.
Youngstown, the 1980s
Youngstown, the 1990s
Madonnas and Easter Bunnies