Gillian Laub Photographs Braddock, PA for The New York Times
Gillian Laub photographs the town of Braddock, PA and its controversial mayor John Fetterman for this Sunday's New York Times. Laub photographed Fetterman and his wife and son as well as residents of Braddock. Once a booming town, the collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s left it impoverished and dilapidated. Fetterman is working to change that by launching social change through art. The town has hosted several art installations, opened its first art gallery, and is growing organic produce in the shadow of the abandoned steel mill. Fetterman says of his work, "We use art to combat the dark side of capitalism." In 2009, Levis promoted their line of work clothes by using Braddock as a backdrop for the campaign.
Bernstein & Andriulli is proud to welcome aboard Gillian Laub. Her recent photographs of actor Robert Duvall appeared in the January issue of Esquire. She photographed disgraced pastor Ted Haggard for the February issue of GQ. Her video "Take Care" has been shortlisted for a Webby and was one of TIME's Top 10 of Everything 2010. Laub will be in "The Collectors Guide to New Art Photography," a book and exhibition launching March 25th at Chelsea Art Museum.
See more of Laub's photography here.
Publication: The New York Times
Story: "Mayor of Rust"
Photographer: Gillian Laub