Through the personal stories of American workers in a small town, this book explores the meaning of work at the end of the 20th century - what it means when you have it and what it means when you don't. It follows the story of the White Furniture Company, a family owned business that was bought out by a corporate conglomerate and closed. The book aims to put a human face on the economic realities of the 1990s. Bill Bamberger took his photographs during the last four months of operation on the factory floor, and the text focuses on six people who reflect every level in the workforce - chief executive officer, executive assistant, middle manager, supervisor, skilled artisan and manual labourer.
Arts-Photography, Photography-Video, Photojournalism-Essays, Photo-Essays,