October 7-17, Hunt Library, 4th floor. The exhibit is a photo study of the 18-foot tall public art piece The Workers, commissioned by the city of Pittsburgh and created by the Industrial Arts Cooperative from reclaimed steel found in the city’s vast industrial area. The photographs were created as part of the photographer’s first long-term documentary piece Citizens of Industry, a multimedia project on labor and working-class culture.
A full-time staff member at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, Andy Prisbylla spends his spare time crafting photo essays, specializing in social documentary photography. He is an alumnus of Kent State University, having graduated with honors. He is a contributor to PhotoPhilanthropy.org, Akron Life Magazine and BenevolentMedia.org. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, and his work has been used by various non-profit organizations for marketing and fundraising purposes. You can visit him at http://www.andyp.org and view more of his labor photography at http://www.citizensofindustry.org.