Treiber began photographing plants, mines and shipyards of the now defunct steel giant as an employee of Bethlehem Steel's photographic services division in 1977. In 1982, he founded Peter Treiber Photography, handling the highest-end marketing communications photography for the company until its sale in 2003.
Seventeen color digital prints with archival pigmenting – depicting the Steel's taconite, coal, steelmaking and forging operations – were selected from more than 90 images contained in his 2008 book, "Inside Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century."
"As the nation's second largest steel company, largest shipbuilder during World War II and the employer of literally millions of American men and women, Bethlehem Steel was integral to the growth and defense of this nation and the world," said Treiber, who remains active as a commercial, industrial and fine art photographer. "I am proud to know that images of these important facilities and products will be preserved through the Library of Congress."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun