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Lee Friedlander

A Machine Shop, Akron

From the series "Great Lakes Industrial Survey"

(Washington.Aberdeen, WA, 1934 - )

1979-1980

Gelatin silver print

11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and Centran Bank of Akron

1981.11.62

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Commissioned by the Akron Art Museum, Friedlander documented the decline of the industries of the Great Lakes region. In depicting the “Rust Belt,” he chose scenes that emphasized the urban blight around factories and the de-humanizing, mechanical nature of the factory jobs.

Marks

Stamped with the artist's stamp on the back;Negative number in pencil on back

Keywords
Photography
Laborer
Workers
Regional
Black and White
Machines
Ohio
Factory
Documentary