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The construction workers who labour 250 meters under Manhattan on the almost one-hundred kilometre long tunnel that will bring drinking water to New York City are called 'sandhogs'. Since this project began in 1970, one worker has been killed in a construction accident for every mile of the tunnel completed. Few know of this invisible world, which is nevertheless so important for daily life in the city. Gina LeVay bring his underground world out of the darkness, and underscores how the city is a living and complex sculpture. With photographs, video installations and the web, LeVay challenges us to reflect on the ways in which we – and all our actions – are interwoven with the city's systems.
Gina LeVay (United States, 1978) studied Photography and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts. She received a grant from the Andrew Rhodes Fund for Young Artists, and was included in the Photo District News list of ‘30 image-makers of the future’. The Sandhog Project was seen as a multimedia installation in New York City's Grand Central Terminal, and was published by powerHouse Books in 2009 under the title Sandhogs.
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