Friday, March 22, 2019
The Harvard Center for Government and International Policy (CGIS) is pleased to announce its April exhibit
Trapped in the Middle: The Effect of Income Inequality on the Middle Class in America
The photographs by Julian Fisher examine of the effects of income inequality in this country on the middle class in its present state of distress. Each of the metaphorical photographs conveys one or more of the conditions and challenges currently confronting 85% of Americans.
Through his images, interviews and graphics drawing on current research, Fisher seeks to promote public discussion of the causes, costs, and possible ways of addressing these complex issues.
Fisher studied photography at Yale with Walker Evans. His photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Life, and The Atlantic. He subsequently pursued a medical degree and is a neurologist on the Harvard medical faculty, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.
He has returned to photojournalism for this project and is committed, as he says, to the “tradition of photographers putting a face to a problem” in an effort to see clearly and improve the situation.
The exhibition is in the Friends of Japan Gallery, South Concourse, at CGIS, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 from April 1, 2019 to April 25, 2019.
It is co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.