CONTACT: Peter Treiber Photography, Phone 610.867.3303 e-mail:
All Photographs © Peter B. Treiber

American Society of Media Photographers, Twenty years volunteering for this trade association dedicated to helping photographers through education and advocacy.


Allentown Art Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art Fine Art Photographers IinkedIn Lehigh Valley Arts Council
Windward Sailing Club Lehigh Valley Orchid Society
Seven Seas Cruising Association OC Designer Source ArtsQuest ArtsQuest
WDIY FM 88.1 National Public Radio




Career highlights:

Started taking photos in high school with a hand-me-down Rollicord camera.

Briefly studied painting with the father-in-law of NYC commercial photographer, Hobart Baker.

Was studio assistant in NYC for Hobart Baker, an advertising photographer who invented front projection.

Earned an associate degree in Advertising Design at the State University of NY at Farmingdale.

Earned a bachelor of fine art degree in Photography from the Art Center College of Design in California.

Worked in NYC studios for ten years including the positions of Chief Photographer and Manager of Communications Services at International Nickel before joining the Photography Department at Bethlehem Steel. Five years as BSC staff advertising photographer with their in-house ad agency.

Own a commercial photography studio in Bethlehem since the closing of the BSC photo department.

Elected to Chapter President of the Central PA chapter of ASMP three times. Also served on the board of the Philadelphia chapter and hosted a major conference for ASMP National in Aspen CO.

Photography published in dozens of magazines and articles about my photography published in Industrial Photography, Rangefinder and Photography+. Personally published Inside Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century in February 2008.

Continue shooting commercial assignments, fine art projects and enjoy sailing and orchid growing in my spare time.


2014, Mayfair Arts Festival, juried show, one print
2014, New York Center 4 Photographic Arts. Juried show “Primary Colors”, one print
2013, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Annual Abstract Photography Exhibit, 4 E.L. prints
2013, “Pennsylvania Photographers”, InVision, Juried show, Ethereal Luminescence triptych
2013, “Unhinged” juried group BWAC show, Brooklyn, NY, Ethereal Luminescence print
2013, ArtsQuest Annual Juried Members Show, 3 Ethereal Luminescence prints
2013, Santa Bannon Fine Art group show 2 Real Steel prints
2013, Exposure 2013 group show, Long Island City, NY 3- Ethereal Luminescence prints
2013, Philadelphia Sketch Club Annual Photography Show, Juried, 2 E. L prints
2012, Pennsylvania Photographers, InVision, Juried show, Ethereal Luminescence print
2012, ArtsQuest Annual Juried Members Show, 2 Ethereal Luminescence prints
2012, Plein Air Brandywine, Juried competition, 8 Infrared landscape prints
2012, 20th Annual Phillips Mill Juried Exhibit, 2 Infrared landscape prints
2011, Steel Stacks, One man show, 12 prints from “The Real Steel”
2011, Photo Place Gallery, Juried show, 1 print from “The Real Steel”
2011, AIA annual convention, Juried show, 1 print
2010, ArtsQuest Annual Members Juried Show, 3 prints
2010, Coastal Arts League, Through A Lens: Energy, Strength or Power show, 1 print
2010, 18th Annual Phillips Mill Juried Exhibit, 1 print
2010, ArtsWestchester, Juried show, 1 print
2010, ASMP “Focus Philadelphia”, Juried show, 1 print
2009, City of Bethlehem Christmas Seal
2009, ArtsQuest Annual Members Juried Show, 3 prints
2009, Ambre Studio, Group show, “Structures and Shadows”, 10 prints
2009, Ambre Studio, Group show, “Reflections on Chrome”, 4 prints
2009, Midtown Scholar, Harrisburg, Pa. One man show, 28 prints,“The Real Steel”
2009, Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, Group show, Steel & Flowers , 21 prints
2008, Northampton Community College, One man show, 28 prints, “The Real Steel”
2008, Review Santa Fe, “The Real Steel”, 20 prints
2008, Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, One man show, 25 prints, “The Real Steel”
2007, Monsoon Gallery, Two man show, 15 prints, “The Real Steel”
2007, Dakota Ridge Gallery, One man show, 20 prints, “The Real Steel”
2006, Hypno Gallery, Group show, 6 prints


Inside Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century, published 2008, 12" x 9", 140 pages, 92 color and b&w photographs, composite leather cover with photography by Peter Treiber and text by Elizabeth Kovach. Inside Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century is a visual tour of the formerly second-largest domestic steel company's last years as it struggled for survival. This book celebrates the majesty and might of the late steelmaker and chronicles the long decline of the company that literally built, transported and defended America for nearly 99 years.

Book reviews:

Ed Riccio: "The most stunning visual history I've ever seen. Peter Treiber captures the beauty and power of the steelmaking process and portrays it as fine art. Art that describes one of man's most ennobling efforts, the creation of basic materials for the betterment of human life."

Ed Riccio – President BethForge 1989-1995

John Strohmeyer: "…enlightening read for everyone concerned about the fate of big industry in America and a must addition to every library. Bette Kovach's insightful perspective and the spectacular photographs of Peter Treiber constitute a work that will not be forgotten."

John Strohmeyer, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Crisis in Bethlehem: Big Steel's Battle to Survive, was editor of The Bethlehem Globe-Times for 28 years.

Nancy Gravatt: "…Treiber…and Kovach have teamed up to create a visually stunning portrait… depicting the final decades of an iconic company that literally built our nation."

Nancy Gravatt, Vice President, Communications, American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)

Gallery representatives:

Dakota Ridge Gallery, Jim Thorpe, Pa.