Photographer Alyssa Amori, a resident of Scranton, Pennsylvania illustrates her love for her hometown through her camera lens. Over a six-month period in 2007, Amori captured the essence of the city from its historic architecture to its parks and festivals for her book Scranton: The Electric City.
Over 100 images include:
Roger Clemens' appearance with the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Yankees
Nay Aug Park
Scranton Cultural Center
Lackawanna County Courthouse
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel
Steamtown National Historic Site
St. Patrick's Day Parade
The Mall at Steamtown
Amori's ultimate hope is to get the book into the hands of as many Scranton service men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan as possible. The book is designed to provide the troops with a much welcome glimpse of home. Amori is looking for individuals or groups willing to either provide addresses or donations to finance the printing and mailing of the books to the troops. To offer assistance, please email Amori at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Alyssa Amori
Alyssa Amori first became interested in photography while living in Redondo Beach, CA during the early 1980s, having been inspired in large part by the region's abundant natural beauty. Returning to Scranton, she eventually showed off the best of her California work in a show at the Lackawanna County Courthouse. In late 2006, Amori returned to photography taking over 3,000 photos of the Northeast Pennsylvania area with a Cannon XTI digital camera. Currently, Amori is taking courses through the New York Institute of Photography in addition to her career at Moses Taylor Hospital as a certified pharmacy technician.
60 full color pp.