Acquisition Alert! Indiana State Museum + Historic Sites Acquire Work by Jeffrey Wolin

Image: Bybee Stone Co., Elletsville, 1984 by Jeffrey Wolin. A black and white photograph of inside a warehouse. Mean in hardhats are working amongst the tables and tools. The light from the windows on each side of the building draw your eye back towards the center of the composition.
Jeffrey Wolin, Bybee Stone Co., Ellettsville, 1984.

Acquisition Alert! Indiana State Museum + Historic Sites has acquired work by Jeffrey Wolin. Several works from his Stone Country series are now a part of the institution’s permanent collection.

For more than 25 years, Jeffrey Wolin has combined photographic portraiture with handwritten text, exploring issues about memory and identity. He received an NEA in 1992, as well as a 1991 Guggenheim Fellow, among other awards. His work has gained international attention and is included in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), Los Angeles County Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Originally from New York City, Jeffrey Wolin currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he works as Professor of Photography at Indiana University.

You can see more work from the series here.

Image: Empire State Quarry, Oolitic, 1983 by Jeffrey Wolin. A black and white photograph of a swimming hole. There are stone walls to the left and right of the water, with trees surrounding it. There is a pile of rubble at the end of the quarry towards the upper center of the frame.
Jeffrey Wolin, Empire State Quarry, Oolitic, 1983.