National Museum of Industrial History debuts new exhibit featuring industrial photography of Stephen Mallon

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BETHLEHEM, Pa – Machines of Interest: The Selected Works of Stephen Mallon, a new exhibit featuring over two dozen original prints from the New York-based photographer, is set to debut this Saturday, October 17th at Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH).

Machines of Interest highlights Mallon’s most recent projects in a celebration of beauty and function intersecting with the natural world. The exhibit features photos from the artist’s collection spanning life on the rails to deconstruction in the recycling yard to unique perspectives of human-made machines. Stephen’s work will give visitors a look at industry like never before.

  “Stephen’s crisp, detailed, and beautiful images are something to behold,” said Glenn Koehler, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at NMIH. “His eye for finding beauty in industrial landscapes and his diverse body of work will resonate with everyone from art enthusiasts to engineers to hobby photographers.”

Stephen Mallon is well known for his series Next Stop Atlantic featuring decommissioned NYC Subway cars as they are retired to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean as artificial reefs, as well as his series Brace for Impact which chronicles the reclamation of the plane successfully landed in the waters of the Hudson River by Captain “Sully” Sullenburger. Mallon’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, and his work has been written about in publications that include National Geographic, The New Yorker, New York Times, Vanity Fair, Wired, Stern, PetaPixel, Viral Forest, BuzzFeed, New York Magazine, and The Huffington Post.  Mallon’s work has also been featured on CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and NPR.

Entry to Machines of Interest: The Selected Works of Stephen Mallon is included in regular museum admission. The exhibit will be on view from October 17th through March 7th.  More information on the exhibit can be found at  The museum is currently operating on modified hours and procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For current hours and protocols please visit for the most up-to-date information.

NOTE: Stephen Mallon will be available for in-person interviews at the museum on Saturday, October 17th. Please use the below media contact information to confirm a time. Stephen is also available for interviews via phone, email, and videoconference before and after the exhibit opening.

About NMIH
A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs, and amazing history. Learn more at

Media Contact:
Glenn Koehler
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
National Museum of Industrial History
610-573-3579 (please leave a message if no answer or text)