Unseen America exhibit
- By Karen Lee, News 10 Now, NY
The union worker, the carpenter, the bricklayer and the healthcare worker. The people who are often ignored by popular media. The people part of Unseen America.
"There's an element of invisibility in all of our lives and I think we each individually relate to that," said Gregory Bain, the project photography facilitator.
But in a few weeks, they'll step into the spotlight with a photo exhibit. Told on a black and white canvas, it's the world through the eyes of seven workers.
"People who just work every day jobs. Not famous. Not rich. They don't know their own strength and this was something I thought could be shown through photos," said Burt Whiteman, an Unseen America photographer.
Students were given a roll of film each week for nine weeks and told to document themes such as family, work and community.