Columbia & Susquehanna
Through the Lens of John Reitzel

Now on display at Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, Susquehanna NHA presents: “Columbia & Susquehanna: Through the Lens of John Reitzel.” Reitzel is a Columbia native and amateur photographer. Visitors to this brand-new exhibit will see his photography of scenes from around Columbia and along the lower Susquehanna River in handmade frames.

John Reitzel is an Air Force veteran and has 35 years of experience as a color analyst in the catalog and magazine printing industry. He has captured the river and the town in a variety of forms, colors, and seasons. Enjoy some of his favorite works alongside a brief historical note related to the view. Reitzel’s talent extends beyond the camera to woodworking, which he has been doing for nearly 30 years. All the photo frames in this exhibit are handmade by John.

“My passion for photography started 2 years ago when my wife and I went on a trip to Yosemite. I bought a camera to document the trip and realized how enjoyable it can be to take pictures. I’ve always felt a close connection to nature, and being a lifelong resident of Columbia, photography helped me discover the amazing things we have right in our backyard.” – John Reitzel

Enjoy Reitzel’s perspective of his hometown, Veterans Memorial Bridge, and Susquehanna River wildlife. Recently Reitzel was recognized in the Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest, in which he won first place in the River Towns category and second place in the Susquehanna Adventures category. “Columbia & Susquehanna: Through the Lens of John Reitzel” will be on display at the Columbia Crossing River Trails Center through November. Visitors are welcome during operating hours: 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 12 pm – 4 pm on Sundays. The exhibit is free, but donations are appreciated. Order forms are available in the exhibit at Columbia Crossing for those who wish to purchase any of Reitzel’s artwork.