Browse Exhibits (2 total)

“The Pictures Are the Thing:” Farm Security Administration Photographers Document the American Factory in the Depression Era

How did the celebrated documentary photographers employed by the US government in the 1930s treat labor and the world of work?  This exhibit explores the work of Jack Delano, John Vachon, Arthur Rotstein, Marjory Collins, and others.

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Happy Workers (USA)


Workplaces: Pasts & Presents is pleased to launch this exhibit -- the first in a series that will appear over the next few months featuring visual artists and visual researchers whose creative output centres around themes of labour and the workplace.

In Happy Workers the artist Enid Crow investigates the contemporary American worker by dressing up as characters in discarded work uniforms and posing in front of their workplaces. The photographic project uses humor and parody to respond to injustices such as low wages, deceptive employment contracts, and hostility at work.   

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