This selection of 14 photographs from LACMA’s permanent collection is organized around questions of labor and representation: What does work look like? What does a worker look like? How do class, gender, and race influence the way we view work or the way we value workers?
Collectively, the photographs offer a rebuke to capitalism’s reductive vision of work as either a daily grind for survival or a money-driven race to the top by encouraging a more nuanced approach to the many ways that concepts of labor and representations of laborers shape our lives.
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