Through the Lens: The Remaking of Cincinnati's Music Hall is an intimate photo essay chronicling the renovation of Cincinnati’s historic Music Hall and the people responsible for the metamorphosis.
Generations of Cincinnatians have cherished Music Hall as an architectural gem and a community touchstone. They know her for her beauty and the sound and spectacle of the arts organizations that call Music Hall home. Photographer Matthew Zory invites readers to get to know the venerable building on a more intimate and unexpected level.
Zory takes readers beyond the hall’s elegant public spaces to explore the hidden corners of Music Hall as hundreds of workers undertake the exacting work of recasting a 19th century icon for 21st century use. Zory’s photos capture the rough-edged beauty of a construction zone, the unexpected moments of stillness amidst the bustle, and the community of the craftsmen and women committed to transforming the building. Through the Lens is a portrait of a grande dame without her makeup and at her most beautiful.



An approximately 250 page 12x9 hardcover (w/dust jacket) photography book with essays showing the renovation of this local icon and the men and women who made it happen.

This is a limited edition and projected to be out December 1, 2017.