It shows 21 floors of people gathered on their balconies watching the
"I'm a people watcher, and you can see here what everybody is doing on the
It's a far cry from Adams' moving war photography, including one of the execution of a
Many of his war photographs, the apartment building shot and photos of
Adams began his photography career in his hometown of
"He had a great local impact: he came back for shows here at the museum," said
Each year, Klemzak and Adams' two other sisters,
Schimelfanick said she would like to see the event grow and benefit research into
The camera club has some ideas on how to garner more interest, said
They would like to feature a specific aspect of Adams' life for future exhibits, so people can learn about his life during the time he was taking photos in the
Featuring Adams' work from his stint at Penthouse could be dicey, though, Hall said with a laugh.
His time there "was just another challenge," Adams says in "An Unlikely Weapon -- The Eddie Adams Story."
The hourlong documentary was shown during the Saturday event.
"He was very personable and earthy," she said. "He was able to touch and reach out to, as they said in the movie, coal miners to kings."
She said she came to the exhibit because Adams is important to the community.
"He's an amazing man who shared our common roots," Henkel said. "When I think about where his talent took him, but his roots were here -- I think that's a testimony to our area, to the people with whom he grew up, his neighbors."
Amateur photographers at the exhibit said Adams' photos are an inspiration to them.
The day culminated with the Eddie Adams Day dinner at the
He talked about Adams' legacy of giving back to his hometown even after becoming famous. Adams agreed to judge local photography contests and would return to
"He didn't have to," Felack said. "He never forgot where he came from."
That aspect of Adams' life is what the camera club is hoping will help them get a Pennsylvania Historical Marker for Adams in
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