Showing (work x family), a 28-foot, six-screen photography exhibition with an original soundscape and 186 photographs by 135 photographers will be on view at ASU's University Center Lobby on the Downtown Phoenix Campus from Monday, August 19th through Friday, November 15th, 2019. The 30-minute experience tells the story of daily life from the early morning hours until late into the night, sequenced by a proprietary controlled randomization algorithm and presented on a translucent tensile structure designed by Viemeister Industries, New York. The sound environment was created by musician, performer, and writer Alicia Jo Rabins.
Showing (work x family) reveals the intimate choreography — the push and pull of work and family — in our everyday lives. These photographs share the intimate routines of mealtimes and bedtimes, commutes and carpools, calendars and keys, school-day mornings and weekend chores, childcare and grandparent shifts, single-parent households and blended families. The photographers whose images are featured in the exhibition offer perspectives on work and family, ranging from quiet moments of intimacy to the tensions of competing responsibilities.
The exhibition combines landmark commissioned photographs of pregnancy in the workplace; a curated selection of work by contemporary photographers who explore the interplay of work and family; and photographs by high school photography students who participated in wrkxfmly, an education program for high school photography classes implemented in over 50 schools across the country. For their wrkxfmly assignment, students looked at how work and family overlap in their own lives. Several schools in the Tucson area participated in wrkxfmly, including Amphitheater High School, Flowing Wells High School, Tucson Magnet High School, and Walden Grove High School. Many distinguished American documentary photographers, photojournalists and artists contributed to Showing, including Gay Block, Lauren Greenfield, Wing Young Huie, Rania Matar, Greg Miller, Melissa Ann Pinney, Andrea Modica, Sylvia Plachy, Angela Strassheim, and Michael Wolf.
Date and Time
Monday, August 19 to Friday, November 15, 2019
Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Open to the public