Museum spotlights Doug Pensinger's photographs

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Kayakers collide during the 8 Ball Kayak Sprint at the Teva Mountain Games on June 3, 2007, in this Getty Images photograph taken by the late Doug Pensinger, whose work is being highlighted at Allison-Antrim Museum.

The Jan. 31 to March 10 exhibit at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, is “Remembering Doug Pensinger through His Camera’s Eye,” an exhibition of his extraordinary photography, while working as staff photographer for Getty Images Editorial Sport.

A native of Greencastle and the son of Thomas and Leatha Pensinger, he passed away at the age of 51 on June 10, 2016.

His career spanned 36 years because he began as a freelance photographer, at the age of 15, for the Public Opinion newspaper in Chambersburg.  As a freelancer, his photographs appeared in The Washington Post, The Associated Press, TIME Magazine and Sports Illustrated.  Then he became a staff photographer for the Army Times Publishing Co. and for the last 17 years he worked for Getty Images. 

Getty Images has given the museum permission to exhibit 28 of Pensinger’s photographs. His sister, Kim Pensinger Witman helped in acquiring the images and permission from Getty. 

The exhibition will be in the barn’s South Exhibit Bay.  Allison-Antrim Museum is open Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated.  For more information, visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010.

Kayakers collide during the 8 Ball Kayak Sprint during the Teva Mountain Games, June 3, 2007. Courtesy of Getty Images.