Long Summer Days, 1992
toned silver gelatin print with silver marker
9 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches on 11 x 14 inch paper
Signed Edition of 20
(United States Born)
Five years ago, Jeffrey Wolin began photographing people of the Crestmont Housing Project in the Pigeon Hill section of Bloomington Indiana. Violent crime, drug and alcohol abuse, and teenage pregnancy are some of the characteristics of the community; yet the photography discovered thriving extended families that truly care for one another. His portraits are enriched by his text, directly written on the surface of the photograph to form a dialogue. Wolin received his AB degree from Kenyon College in 1972 and his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1977. He received a Ford Foundation grant in 1981, an NEA Visual Artist Fellowship in 1988 and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1991.