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It's Just a Job: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel on Working in 1970s America is a 2018 exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum which says: "Drawn to the topic of employment because of its primary importance to the lives of ordinary people, California-based photographer Bill Owens and pioneering oral historian Studs Terkel began book projects in the 1970s focused on working life in the United States. Although these projects differed in geographical scope and in their instruments of investigation - Terkel traveled the country with his signature tape recorder, while Owens focused his camera on the working people of California's Bay Area and Los Angeles - both men sought insight into the era's zeitgeist through candid portraits of its secretaries, factory workers, and insurance agents." Also see Owens in Wikipedia. Accessed 2/18

Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine is a 2016 exhibit at the Cantor Arts Center / Stanford University which says: "The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is pleased to announce Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine, a new exhibition that explores the artistic mastery of photographer Lewis Hine's images of children working in mills and factories in the early 20th century. His works are among the most haunting photographs of children ever made." Accessed 2/17


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