LIFE’S WORK, A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A. 2018

A retrospective of Dotter images, 1968-2018 as seen through his earliest exhibits through the present.  Themed photographs also visualize a range of occupational, environmental and public health issues documented throughout Dotter’s career. 

Opens: Thursday, September 13, 2018, at AFL-CIO Headquarters, 815 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, at 5:00 pm.




The Quiet Sickness: A Photographic Chronicle of Hazardous Work in America

Presented in 2012

David J Sencer CDC Museum
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, NE at CDC Parkway  Atlanta, GA 30333  |  (404) 639-0830

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Images in this traveling exhibit are a 40-year chronicle of the individual cost in health and lives lost of those who perform essential but often unnecessarily hazardous tasks in the United States.  Photo topics included: Health Care, Public Safety, Construction, Agriculture, Textile/Chemical Industries, Office Communications, Coal Mining, Automobile Manufacturing.





Hospital, Healthcare, New YorkMaimonides At Work permanently installed in 2012

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Passionate About Medicine, Compassionate About People
As part of the 100th anniversary of the Maimonides Medical Center, a 711-bed teaching hospital in Brooklyn, New York, this 300 image exhibit pays homage to the whole hospital team — who are several thousand strong. These pictures, with interviews by Suzanne Gordon, unroll the tapestry of care that enables Maimonides to handle more than 700 inpatients a day.



Holding Mother Earth Sacred

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Developing Energy Resources, Creating Sustainable Jobs, Honoring Indigenous Beliefs
Four tribal communities illustrate the valuable contributions made on tribal lands in energy resource development (conventional, renewable, alternative), job creation and worker safety.  It also honors tribal beliefs and initiatives that guide those communities towards tribal sustainability.  The exhibit concept and Interviews were created by Cindy A. Becnel.



 Farmworkers Feed Us All

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The Labor and Health of Migrants in Maine’s 2007 Harvest Season
Included are photos/interviews from Maine’s broccoli, blueberry, vegetable, cranberry, and apple harvests and also the dairy, egg , tree planting and thinning harvests. This exhibit highlights workers in this high-risk, low-wage working population who are the engine of Maine’s agricultural economy.  The exhibit concept and Interviews were created by Tennessee Watson.



When Duty Calls, An Exhibit Tribute

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To New York City Emergency Responders on Ground Zero in the Aftermath of 9/11
After the horrific attack at the World Trade Center, Ground Zero was a raw, open wound. Attention is drawn to the army of emergency responders opening “the pile,” and rebuilding the infrastructure in and around the destruction site.  Fire house memorials in Manhattan and Brooklyn erected by New Yorkers honor the 343 firefighters lost in the WTC rescue and recovery.



Just A Nurse

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A Nurses Week Tribute to Nursing Practice, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hospitals all over the USA and the world celebrate Nurses Week.  With the best intentions, however, many focus more on nurses’ hearts than their brains.   The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has chosen to deviate from that path.  What becomes apparent in this exhibit created with Journalist, Suzanne Gordon, is not only how kind and attentive nurses are but how knowledgeable, immensely skilled, technologically proficient, and medically astute they are-more than “just a nurse”.



The Price Of Fish

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Our Nation’s Most Perilous Job Takes Life and Limb in New England
Commercial fishing is now this nation’s most dangerous occupation.  This exhibit chronicles a brutal week-long trip in December on an eighty five foot long stern trawler out of Portland, Maine into the North Atlantic. The toll on New England’s inshore fishers is chronicled from Eastport, Maine, south to historic Gloucester, Massachusetts. as lobsters and scallops are hauled in.

Copyright 2018 Earl Dotter
Copyright 2018 Earl Dotter