More than the Movies: Railroad photographers share their passion

More than - the Movies - Margie Young

Railroad photographers Oren Helbok, left, and Kenny Ganz at Saturday’s railroad photography presentation. - Submitted photo

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You could literally feel the passion of two railroad photographers as they brought their artistry and tales to the Dietrich stage and screen.

“All Aboard! A Railroad Photography Presentation,” sponsored by the Dietrich and the Kitson Arts Alliance, showcased the work of Oren B. Helbok and Kenny Ganz to the delight of all of us who remember the wonder of train travel. If you missed it, you can go to www.wheresteamlives.net to get a glimpse of some of the magic.

Kenny Ganz spoke of the perfect marriage for him: his passion for photography and his passion for railroading, finding the opportunity to do so at Steamtown National Historic Site as official photographer. Oren Helbok spoke of the support of his father, who affirmed him in his all consuming interest and joined him in his “train chasing” to travel to get the best possible photographs.

Both Kenny and Oren captured the role of people in their photographs, as well as the hardware. Both talked about chasing the trains to incorporate just the right landscape to capture the drama of steam travel. After the presentation many wanted to share memories and experiences.

Thank you, Kenny and Oren, for sharing your work and passion with us, and for reminding us that everyone needs affirmation and support to succeed.

Did you know that you can be a sponsor of a free movie event at the Dietrich Theater? Yes, this month the Dietrich Film Favorite is sponsored by the Swanson family. The all-time favorite movie “E.T.” will be shown for free on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 1 and 7 p.m. For three generations and many more to come, E.T. has taught the Swanson family how the bond of friendship is strong and important. So gather your friends and join us in watching one of their family’s favorite movies. Don’t forget to take E.T.’s best advice and “Be Goooood.”

Are you a self-published author? We have just the workshop for you. Dr. Howard Fisher will present “Social Media Marketing for Self-Published Authors” on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. This free presentation will show how to identify target markets, and help you understand the differences between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, helping you create materials and a marketing plan. To register, call the theater at 570-996-1500.

Tickets are still available for the amazing filmed performance of “42nd Street” on Nov. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. This is the musical that will make you want to tap dance your way home. Peggy Sawyer, fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line, gets the opportunity of her lifetime. Don’t miss it. Tickets are available online or at the ticket booth.

Check out all of our events and classes for adults and children at www.dietrichtheater.com. Three kinds of yoga classes, Writer’s Group, Quilting for Everyone, Open Studio, Pottery and Sculpture, and so much more. What will bring you to the Dietrich? We do it all for you.

Railroad photographers Oren Helbok, left, and Kenny Ganz at Saturday’s railroad photography presentation.

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Railroad photographers Oren Helbok, left, and Kenny Ganz at Saturday’s railroad photography presentation. Submitted photo

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More than

the Movies

Margie Young

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-991-6405 or by email at news@theabingtonjournal.com.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-991-6405 or by email at news@theabingtonjournal.com.