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white collar

White Collar is a body of photographs about the economic shifts encountered by white-collar workers in the era of late capitalism. By extension this work reflects on the evolving position of Western economic power, a position dominated by males for most of capitalism’s history. The photographic series trains its attention on two iconic representations of economic power: businessmen—who are captured and isolated in in-between moments as if contemplating their status and range of responsibilities in competitive urban life—and the signifier of global market relevance, the skyscraper, appearing elegant and ominous at once.


Exhibitions:

Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

Pace Univeristy, New York, NY

Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

White Collar (man_furrowed brow)

White Collar (man_furrowed brow), 2009.

 White Collar, Ambivalent Priorities, 2008.

White Collar, Ambivalent Priorities, 2008.

White Collar Image 3.

White Collar (mirror_tower), 2011.