ART3480 Photo II
8″ x 12″, digital print
1 of 15
Statement: Always seen, yet seemingly forgotten, and all the while the working class is the back-bone of America.
One third of the countries population is living paycheck to paycheck in order support themselves and their family. In society pride or top-notch do not come to mind when thinking about having a career in poetry, mechanics, art, or agriculture. The book by Juliet B. Schor titled “The Overworked American” takes a deeper look into the lives of the working class in America. The reason for working so much is that these people are left with fear of unemployment, overwhelming household work, longer hours, a desire for consumer goods, and no time for schooling to get a better paying job. The lemon is the fruit often associated with something being defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. We all know the saying “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” which is insinuating something bad, or rotten has happened. To show reference to societies’ view on the working class using lemons within the frame of the photograph, the irony with the lemon is important.
Western Michigan University