August 2, 2004 – December 12, 2004
Location: Special Collections Hallway Gallery
Sponsor: Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Artist: Rosenthal, Mel
Against backdrops of rubble, abandoned buildings, and destroyed city blocks, these portrait photographs depict the everyday lives of residents as they struggle to survive "planned shrinkage," an urban planning strategy utilized from the 1960s-1980s to raze residential buildings in older urban areas and replace them with industrial parks.