April 2019 Press Release
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.
Art Opening // October 1, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
The Brown University School of Public Health and
The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs present:
Trapped in the Middle: The Effect of Income and Health Inequality on the Middle Class in America
an exhibition by photojournalist Julian Fisher, MD
Artist’s Talk and Opening Reception: Monday, October 1, 2018
4-6:00 pm, 121 South Main Street, 3rd Floor
On view from October 1- December 14, 2018 at 121 South Main Street, Providence and the digital exhibit continues at 111 Thayer Street at the Watson Institute
About the Artist:
Julian Fisher studied at Yale with Walker Evans. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Life and The Atlantic. He pursued a medical degree and is presently 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 at work on a project to capture America’s history over the past half-century. He lives and works in Brookline, MA.
Review: Decline of Middle Class Depicted in Yale Photo Exhibit
Thursday, February 22, 2018
As an undergrad at Yale, Julian Fisher studied under Walker Evans, whose photographs in the 1941 James Agee book “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” were a pivotal exploration of Depression-era poverty.
Foster later chose neurology as his profession. But he never let go of his love for the camera or for Evans’ eye for visual indicators of social class.
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Trapped in the Middle exhibit at Yale University
Friday, January 12, 2018
For hours and directions: https://whc.yale.edu/gallery-whitney/exhibit/trapped-middle