Foreward by Studs Terkel
“Powerful and surprising...these photographs of Harvard workers are emotionally and skillfully direct.”—New York Times Book ReviewFor two years before the April 2001 sit-in at Harvard on behalf of the blue-collar workers, Greg Halpern had been photographing them and recording their thoughts about their lives and work. The institution that didn't pay "living wages" - while collecting 5 million a day in interest on its endowment -- had actually lowered the workers' pay in the months leading up to the confrontation. The personal accounts presented here are poignant and illuminating reminders of the wide disparity of circumstances that exist in this land of plenty. The photographs are stunning.
GREG HALPERN grew up in Buffalo, New York, and graduated from Harvard in 1999. He has spent the last three years interviewing and photographing cooks, custodians and other service workers at the University while working for the Harvard Living Wage Campaign.October 2003 $30.00 clothbound (Can. $45.00)