1990 Annual Report

Neighborhoods Micheal Book

The series of images used in the 1990 annual report confronted Cleveland’s residential distress while at the same time reflecting the city’s diversity and resilience. These photographs were not from the portfolio of the so-called “comeback city” which focused mainly on the renewal of downtown Cleveland. Instead, these images are photographer Michael Book’s portrayal of city neighborhoods that were struggling to adapt to significant ongoing demographic and economic dislocation. Book’s photographs have been exhibited internationally and he is the recipient of a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.