Industrial Towns of the American Landscape

1:00pm Thursday, November 30, 2017 | The Commons
with Photographer Justin Kimball

Kimball is known for his images from small, all but defunct towns in New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, many of which were company towns whose economies relied on natural resources, such as coal, steel, lumber, paper and farming. The pictures are of the people who live in these towns now, as well as their homes and back yards, and the streets and the buildings that once supplied the town with its livelihood and economy. While the pictures are about a specific region, they also point to a growing invisible, yet ubiquitous, part of the American landscape. The work is meant to pose questions about what happens when things get hard. They evoke questions about struggle, hope, and what it is to be human.

Join us for discussion following a brief introduction by the artist.

Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
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