GSB Digital has partnered with HP and Project&’s Jane Saks to produce print for the Working in America project.
Project&, a non-profit organization that creates art with social impact and other cutting-edge models of cultural participation, recently partnered with GSB Digital to produce photography prints for their “Working in America” multimedia exhibit. The project’s coordinators were referred to GSB Digital by our long-standing partner, HP. Pulitzer Prize winner and McArthur Fellow Lynsey Addario came alongside Project&’s founder Jane Saks on a tour of the United States to capture images of everyday people doing their everyday work. Jane and Lynsey put together an inspiring collection of images and stories from individuals all over the nation who find deeper meaning in their work beyond a paycheck.
The centerpiece of this project is based on the profiles 24 employees whose jobs reflect the struggles, successes, and realities of working in America. Each of the 184 photographs were printed on GSB Digital’s HP Designjet 26500 large format printer with HP Latex 370/ 871 Inks.
Megan Jet Satin was the substrate of choice for high-quality, lasting images that could maintain strength and color quality while on display. Of those 184 photographs, 92 utilized Ultra Violet matte cold lamination to create a durable finish that could withstand traveling to and from different locations. One set of 46 prints was mounted by GSB Digital on ¼” black Sintra board for added thickness and ease of display.
“It has been an incredible experience to work with GSB Digital. They are tremendous partners with top-notch technical know-how and we are grateful for their support and expertise as well as their commitment to the project and its importance.”- Jane M. Saks, President and Artistic Director of Project&
These prints will be on exhibition as part of the “Working in America” initiative in libraries starting on September 14th, 2016 and travel throughout the US until 2018. The “Working in America” initiative will serve to inspire everyday people to look at their jobs in a whole new way. These displays will also offer interactive features through HP tablets to help visitors learn even more about the initiative and create discussions on social and economic equity in work. Each location will give thousands of individuals the chance to see high-quality printed photographs depicting the human experience of working through a different lens. For more information about “Working in America”, please visit projectand.org