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“It is about a search, too, for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”

STUDS TERKEL — WORKING XI
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Working in America Audio Series

The individuals of the Working in America exhibit speak for themselves with honesty and beauty.
Below, you can find the full and vibrant collection of audio interviews for all 24 people profiled.

The Working in America Audio Series was edited in collaboration with independent producer Bill Healy. Additional assistance was provided by Nicolas Rivero and Natalie Escobar, who edited and read the English translation respectively for Bianca Sanchez’s profile.

  • DAVID ALATORRE

    Gig Economy Worker & Musician

    29 YEARS OLD, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
  • MIKE BERG

    Fourth-Gen. Farmer & Retired Oil Worker

    59 YEARS OLD, GRENORA, NORTH DAKOTA
  • RICHARD J. BERRY

    Mayor

    53 YEARS OLD, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
  • ALEX BROWN

    High School Principal

    39 YEARS OLD, READING, PENNSYLVANIA
  • JEANETTE BRUHN

    Waitress

    35 YEARS OLD, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
  • GARY BRYNER

    Ret. General Motors Worker & Union Member

    74 YEARS OLD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
  • KELLY CARLISLE

    Urban Farmer & U.S. Navy Veteran

    36 YEARS OLD, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
  • AVA ST. CLAIRE

    Professional Escort

    28 YEARS OLD, ORLANDO, FLORIDA
  • CABRIA DAVIS

    Police Officer

    31 YEARS OLD, CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
  • MELISSA HALEY

    Social Worker & Direct Service Provider

    46 YEARS OLD, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
  • PAMELA HUNT

    Non-Profit Executive

    47 YEARS OLD, DELTONA, FLORIDA
  • JAMES

    Electrician & Body Piercing Artist

    30 YEARS OLD, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
  • SALMAN KHAN

    Education Entrepreneur

    39 YEARS OLD, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA
  • RIVA LEHRER

    Artist

    58 YEARS OLD, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
  • NAGAT MAHDI

    Healthcare Social Service Worker

    43 YEARS OLD, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
  • LUCIA MCBATH

    Mother & Gun Policy Advocate & Activist

    56 YEARS OLD, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
  • JEFFREY MCGEE

    Fac. Mgr. & Former Incarcerated Drug Dealer

    52 YEARS OLD, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
  • RUDY NIMOCKS

    Ret. Police Deputy Supt. & Civic Leader

    87 YEARS OLD, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
  • ANDREA RAMON

    Indigenous Educator

    48 YEARS OLD, TUCSON, ARIZONA
  • ELIZABETH RAMOS

    U.S. Army Veteran

    38 YEARS OLD, DAYTON, OHIO
  • ROQUE SANCHEZ

    Custodian & Student & Aspiring Writer/Editor

    21 YEARS OLD, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
  • BIANCA SANCHEZ

    Domestic Worker & Co-op Founding Member

    33 YEARS OLD, SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA
  • CLARESSA SHIELDS

    Olympic Athlete

    21 YEARS OLD, FLINT, MICHIGAN
  • RED TREMMEL

    University Prof & Activist & Cultural Worker

    45 YEARS OLD, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA