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People Working

The images created for the 1995 annual report by Lee Friedlander presented a penetrating reflection on the diversity of Cleveland’s people at work. For nearly four decades, Friedlander has been one of the world’s most renowned and important artists. His work has been exhibited in major museums throughout the world and assembled into 13 critically-acclaimed books. He is the recipient of three John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships as well as the prestigious “genius” award from the MacArthur Foundation. His striking photo essay, “People Working,” was commissioned by the George Gund Foundation to underscore its commitment to supporting the economic vitality of Northeast Ohio by addressing issues related to the quality and skills of its workforce.