Michael Hower

Michael Hower is an artist and photographer from Central Pennsylvania. His work focuses on historical themes. He photographs historical and abandoned places, depicting human objects and structures in modified environments now devoid of human activity. For him, the artwork is always more than the photograph. It is also about the research, the place-seeking journey and the telling of forgotten stories after the capture is made. His artwork has been displayed in galleries, museums, and publications around the country. In this series of photographs, he examines the remnants of a long shuttered Western Pennsylvania woolen mill.