The “Women Can Build” exhibition currently on view in the AFL-CIO lobby features original photographs and stories of women today who are building America’s buses and trains, as well as historic photographs of WWII-era “Rosie the Riveter” manufacturing workers. The contemporary “Rosies” in the exhibit work for global transit equipment manufacturing companies in U.S. factories. The women were photographed by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice, who employed the dramatic lighting, bold color and work tools used in the original “Rosie” photos while making striking contemporary photos. Her portraits elevate the everyday reality of labor and celebrate it. The exhibit was curated by Fiona Gardner and is sponsored by Jobs to Move America and the AFL-CIO.
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