Earlier this week, public-facing workers throughout Oregon became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. These are the folks who have kept shelves stocked, food prepared, systems running, buses moving, and packages delivered (among so many other visible and hidden jobs) during a dangerous and anxious time. This additional, positive step toward a healthier future makes me hopeful for the days ahead, when we can genuinely and more freely interact with those who help us with our many daily needs and wants.
—Julia Dolan, The Minor White Curator of Photography
Bobby Abrahamson (American, born 1966), Kat, from the series North Portland Polaroids, 2012 (negative); 2015 (print). Gelatin silver print. Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Deborah Buchanan and Scott Teitsworth, 2015.154.7 © 2012 Bobby Abrahamson