Meet Mr. John Bernhard…one of those few people who you meet and just instantly adore! Everything from his French/Swiss accent, to his generous laughter and easy-going manner.
The above photo shows John holding one of his “Displaced” pieces.
“In this series, Displaced, I wanted to bring to attention not merely the homeless case but the death of american manufacturing. The loss of the manufacturing industry manifests itself most clearly in job losses. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, fewer than ten percent of American workers are now employed in manufacturing, and as a consequence, we are now manufacturing homelessness.”
“In a collage process, I overlaid photographs of old manufacturing plants over faces of homeless men, which I photographed throughout the U.S. The final work is printed with archival Uv cured ink directly on metal sheets.”