Capturing Mountaintop in Transition, Through ‘Complexity’

The former Bethlehem Steel research facilities known as Buildings B and C are now open to Lehigh students working on twenty different projects through the innovative Mountaintop program.


But before the buildings were cleaned out and prepared for Mountaintop, photographer Theo Anderson explored the bays and their lingering connections to Bethlehem Steel through the exhibit “Complexity,” in which he captures the buildings as they were before renovation. Anderson views such physical places as opportunities for transformation.

As he notes: “My intent was not to document, but rather to explore visual structure and form, free from preconception.” His exhibit was featured on campus this spring.

Anderson’s photos explore the bays’ transitions from oxidized, crumbling work spaces to a home for higher level thinkers and innovators to collaborate together.

The images from ‘Complexity’ can be viewed here.



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