Opening Reception and lecture featuring photographer Michael F McElroy.

About the Exhibit
Produced by SocialDocumentary.net, this show features the work of four photographers who are the winners of a call for entries on the global recession that SDN announced in September 2009. The exhibit was first exhibited at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY, February 16-March 14, 2010. First place winner is Tomasz Tomaszewski from Poland for his exhibit “Hades?”, an exploration of workers in Upper Silesia, Poland who are loosing their jobs and ways of life as a result of the global recession and economic restructuring. The three honorable mentions are: Shiho Fukada's exhibit on a laborers town in Japan that has become a welfare town; Michael McElroy's exhibit focuses on the problem of affordable healthcare in the U.S. and loss of dignity; and Khaled Hasan's exhibit on about a stone workers community on the Indo-Bangla border.

About the photographer
Michael F McElroy (b. 1969 USA) is a photographer based in Miami, Florida. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Revue, Monocle and Burn as well as other international magazines and newspapers. His work has been recognized by POYi, Communications Arts, Atlanta Photojournalism and the Society for News Design. He is currently working on a project documenting India’s water crisis. Michael is represented by Wonderful Machine and Zuma.

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