Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Photographer #372: Will Steacy

Will Steacy, 1980, USA, is a highly productive and engaged portrait and landscape photographer. For his project Down These Mean Streets he wanders through American ghetto's at night. He walks between the airport and the central business district of each city with a large view finder camera examining fear and the abandonment of America's inner cities. He admits being scared while working on this project, but is convinced that by taking risks and push limits one is able to create something meaningful. The series 48 Hours examines the evisceration of the middle class through a portrait of the economic challenges confronting Madison and Gary. In Madison he focused on the events in and around the capitol building before Governor Scott Walker signed the bill that took away nearly all collective bargaining rights from state's public employees. In Gary, home of the first US steel plant, he concentrated on city institutions. Will made several bodies of work in New Orleans. The series A Silent Affliction focuses on the deterioration of buildings in New Orleans due to mold. The following images come from the series 48 Hours, Down These Mean Streets and A Product of our Environment.

Website: www.willsteacy.com

1 comment:

Clara said...

Really interesting work.