DCHA to host documentary film on Bob Wyer

Bob Wyer‘Milk Strike,’ 1941.

The Delaware County Historical Association will show a new documentary film by Hancock-based photographer and filmmaker Art Pierson and Thousand Watt Productions at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

After 2018’s “The Coulter Code,” this is DCHA’s latest foray into film making. “Bob Wyer: Catskills Photographer” provides a look into the life and career of Delhi-based photographer Bob Wyer and his wife and collaborator, Billie.

Beginning in the 1930s and continuing well into the 1970s, Wyer photographed a range of life’s activities, including school groups, graduating seniors, stores, hotels, farms and businesses, thereby providing a broad documentation of life in the Catskills, according to a media release.  As a staff photographer for the Oneonta Star and other local newspapers, Wyer was often also on hand to document accidents, fires and even, in a few instances, murders. Images from his years as both a freelancer and as a paid photojournalist make up the majority of the images that appear in the film.

“Bob Wyer: Catskills Photographer” features numerous interviews with local people who knew the Wyers and others who are knowledgeable about Wyer’s tens of thousands of images. 

Admission to the event is free. Some images may not be suitable for all audiences, presenters said in the release. Viewer discretion is advised.

DCHA is 2 miles north of the village of Delhi at 46549 State Highway 10. For more information, call 607-746-3849, or email dcha@delhi.net

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