DISPLACED

dis·place [dis-pleys] verb (used with object), dis·placed, dis·plac·ing.

1. to compel (a person or persons) to leave home, country, etc. 2. to move or put out of the usual or proper place.

3. to take the place of; replace; supplant: Fiction displaces fact. 4. to remove from a position, office, or dignity.

5. Obsolete. to rid oneself of. 6. Job loss, loss of the manufacturing industry

In this series, Displaced, I wanted to bring to attention not merely the homeless case but the death of american manufacturing. The loss of the manufacturing industry manifests itself most clearly in job losses. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, fewer than ten percent of American workers are now employed in manufacturing, and as a consequence, we are now manufacturing homelessness.

In a collage process, I overlaid photographs of old manufacturing plants over faces of homeless men, which I photographed throughout the U.S. The final work is printed with archival Uv cured ink directly on metal sheets.

Date: 2012 -2014     UV curable archival inks on metal   Edition: 5   Size 30x30 (inches)