The Untitled Ones.
Anonymity isn't always a choice or a privilege. It can and often is forced through corporate and governmental alienation and intimidation. Photographed in collaboration with advocacy organization, Nebraska Appleseed working to defend and organize contingent undocumented meatpacking workers in Lincoln and Omaha, this project sought to raise awareness for the realities of the meatpacking industry and illuminate the abuse and deliberate silencing of undocumented workers in the industry.
Shot in Nebraska over four days collecting stories of undocumented meatpackers, the life-size photographs were exhibited with a collection of workers' stories about anonymity, intimidation, the failure of regulatory bodies like OSHA, high rates of injury, and the deliberate silencing through threatening deportation.