WEST PITTSTON — Local resident Jon YonKondy will present his photography book “Light in the Dark” at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at the West Pittston Library.
YonKondy has spent the past two years documenting Northeastern Pennsylvania’s numerous and forgotten landscapes. He will lead a discussion relating his adventures in search of rarely seen images and his passion for local history that has arisen from them.
“I love this place we call home. It has been my goal to see everything that deserves to be seen,” YonKondy said. “I find beauty in the things we take for granted and I am documenting it all in the process. I hope that future generations will see my work and be as captivated by the past and the Wyoming Valley as I have been.”
“Jon is one of our local treasures and we are thrilled to have him present his work as part of local authors and artists series,” said David Bauman, director of the West Pittston Library.
Hor d’ouevres, soft drinks, and beer and wine (for those age 21 and over) will be provided. Copies of “Light in the Dark” will be available for purchase. It is also available for viewing at the library.
A Wyoming Area graduate, YonKondy is an award-winning filmmaker. “Don Quixote,” which he co-directed, features James Franco and Horatio Sanz and is available on Netflix.
His latest movie, “Baby Frankenstein” was shot in NEPA and is currently playing at film festivals across the world. It should be available on multiple platforms this winter.