1990: “Fog on the City”
This image by the late Clyde Hare, taken in 1990, captures a fog-shrounded Pittsburgh although the Fort Pitt Bridge, the USX Tower and the spires of PPG Place are visible.
Mr. Hare grew up in the gently rolling hills of southern Indiana and moved to Pittsburgh in 1950 to work with Roy E. Stryker, the father of photojournalism. He worked on the Pittsburgh Photographic Library Project, covering the city’s first renaissance from 1950 to 1953. He was friendly, good-humored and intelligent.
Mr. Hare, whose nickname was “Red,” captured Pittsburgh’s gritty industries in black and white splendor. He also used color images to chronicle subsequent urban renaissances forged by corporate and civic leaders. Sometimes, he used an unusual Linhof 4x5 inch film view camera.
Mr. Hare, who died in 2009, was a freelance photographer for more than 50 years in Western Pennsylvania. U.S. Steel, Westinghouse and Heinz were among his clients. His book, “Clyde Hare’s Pittsburgh,” is a visual ode to the city that captured his imagination.
(Photo by Clyde Hare, Post-Gazette)
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