Photographers show off shale industry images in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The controversial topic of fracking and the shale industry came to the Valley through the eyes of several Ohio and Pennsylvania photographers.

Youngstown State University has a number of the photographs on display showing the impacts of the shale industry and the impact it has had on people across Pennsylvania.

The photographers were looking at social, environmental and economic impacts of Marcellus Shale exploration.

The founder of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, Brian Cohen, said he’s learned a lot on both sides through his pictures.

“You learn about human behavior, you learn about how people treat adversity and face up to difficult circumstances,” Cohen said.

The work will be on display through the beginning of April at Bliss Hall.

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