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Edition 2014

Artist Presented by Wim Melis

Will Steacy

Deadline

For the past five years, I have photographed with unrestricted access the newsroom and printing plant of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Through a depiction of The Inquirer’s efforts to prevail despite depleted ad revenue, a steady decline in circulation, lay-offs, buy-outs, and bankruptcy, my intent is to reveal the challenges and harsh realities that face the newspaper industry today. As we find ourselves amidst a massive societal transition into an information technology economy, what has been the human cost of these gains? Without the human investment to provide news content it becomes a zero sum game on the information highway to nowhere. The newspaper is much more than a business, it is a civic trust. Will Steacy

Prints by the artist.
Framing by Circad, Paris.
Exhibition venue: Atelier de la Chaudronnerie, Parc des Ateliers.