The Bridge Builders - Photo Show by Joseph A. Blum (Free)
From the Bridge project’s inception in 1989, Blum has been dutifully documenting the process of its expansion, and intends to continue until the Bridge’s completion and formal opening.
Twenty-five years as a boilermaker, shipfitter, and welder, provide Blum with an informed eye, an expansive mechanical vocabulary, and a unique ability to focus on the important human component of the bridge’s construction. While the artist has photographed all aspects of the structure’s erection, the people who labor to build the new bridge hold the greatest interest for Blum. He explains, “In so far as possible, I have attempted to photograph the building of this bridge from their perspective, and I think that the public should get to see their work from that point of view, and hopefully honor and celebrate it, as I do. There would not be a bridge without the men and women who are building it. They are the ones who have transformed the ideas of the bridge designers, architects and engineers from blueprints and drawings into a living structure of steel and concrete.”
See also: http://www.ironworking.com/pic_jblum.html http://www.laborfest.net/2013/2013schedule.htm