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LIFE'S WORK, A Fifty-Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A. by Earl Dotter

When: Monday, December 6, 2021 12:00 AM - Tue , December 21, 2021 12:00 AM
Where: School of Public Health, Room 2236
Description: The School of Public Health will host a special photographic exhibition (December 6-21) and panel discussion about labor conditions and the nature of work in America (December 10).

LIFE'S WORK, A Fifty-Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A. showcases images by Earl Dotter, a renowned photojournalist who has documented a wide range of occupational, environmental, and public health issues through his photographs over five decades. Earl Dotter is often referred to as the "American worker's poet laureate."

Earl Dotter's retrospective exhibit, “Life’s Work,” sheds light on the nature of diverse American workplaces, including the satisfaction derived from work, as well the dangerous and dehumanizing aspects of it. Beginning in the Appalachian coalfields in the early 1970’s and continuing to the present, Dotter has put a human face on those who labor, often in unsafe and unhealthy conditions, from miners to meatpackers, farmworkers to firefighters, and many more.
Topical Areas: Faculty and Staff, Students, Arts, Entertainment and Culture, School of Public Health, Ongoing