Organization: The New Yorker
“Stories About Work, With a Nod to Studs Terkel”
The New Yorker recounts the premiere of the Working in America initiative at Harold Washington Library. Project& President and Artistic Director Jane Saks explains why Working in America continues Studs Terkel’s legacy by asking “What do you do?” and “How do you feel about the work you do?”.
Working in America:
Project& Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Lynsey Addario and Project& embark on a national, multi-city, trans-media initiative chronicling the everyday challenges, triumphs, and realities of working in America today. Within the common thread that everyone has a relationship to work, this powerful visual and audio initiative was inspired by Studs Terkel’s 1974 influential book Working, and included produced pieces from never- before-aired field tapes from his interviews as part of a national radio series. The large-scale, visually arresting imagery and virtual experiences together embody how we feel about working — and not working — in America 40 years after the book’s publication.