“…Who are the high-wire walkers wearing boots and hard hats, earning their living by risking their lives in places where falls are often fatal and where bridges and skyscrapers are looked upon as sepulchers by the families and co-workers of the deceased?…” —Gay Talese, The Bridge, 1964, preface
Who are the Bridgemen? Andy Freeberg has been photographing current bridgeworkers in their natural orange habitat. Archival photographs of the men who built the bridge and Andy’s work will be on display at Ft. Point starting on Friday, May 25, 2012.
Here is a preview of his work: