• Jeffrey A. Wolin Pigeon Hill Then & Now
  • Jeffrey A. Wolin Pigeon Hill Then & Now
  • Jeffrey A. Wolin Pigeon Hill Then & Now
  • Jeffrey A. Wolin Pigeon Hill Then & Now
  • Jeffrey A. Wolin Pigeon Hill Then & Now
  • Jeffrey A. Wolin Pigeon Hill Then & Now

Jeffrey A. Wolin Pigeon Hill Then & Now

From 1987 to 1991, Jeffrey Wolin made hundreds of portraits showing residents of Bloomington's, Indiana, housing projects, known as "Pigeon Hill". At the time there was much discussion about the problems of the welfare state with crime, drug abuse, and enduring poverty. In 2010, a meth dealer had murdered a woman and her picture appeared in the local newspaper. Wolin recognized her as the subject of several of his earlier portraits. He decided to locate the residents of the projects that he had photographed before and to show how their lives were going, a full generation later. Over the past five years he re-photographed over 100 individuals. The economic condition of many remains poor, while others now live solidly middle-class lives. More than a few are firmly entrenched in the criminal justice system, usually for non-violent crimes such as lack of payment of child support or drug use. America has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. Wolin's focus is on the faces themselves paired with the earlier portraits. One can see the effects of the passing of time and the ways in which experiences in life – good and bad – are written into these open and expressive faces.


Hardcover 29 x 24 cm 96 pages 58 b/w illustrations English Available ISBN 978-3-86828-721-9 2016

Texts:

Keith F. Davis, Jean-Louis Poitevin

Design:

Jenny El-Shamy & Kehrer Design


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Exhibitions

Maison Européene de la Photographie, Lille
03.03. – 17.04.2017

Galerie Paul Verbeeck VanDyke, Antwerpen
Frühjahr 2017

Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago
Aug. – Nov. 2017

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