State Capitol –To showcase the growth of Arizona with powerful photography, the Arizona Capitol Museum (AZCM) is pleased to host “At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years”, an exhibition of photographs sponsored by Alliance Bank of Arizona. Marilyn Szabo has curated a stunning pictorial essay that showcases the cultural and economic heritage of the state, and frames the story of Arizona’s economic history over the past century through the lens of the men and women who built it.
The pieces in this show are a beautiful synthesis of work life, personality, and the power photography has to crystallize moments that represent an idea. They’re iconic, wide-ranging, quirky, and destined to capture the imagination of visitors. Historical photographs on display will include images of the Mike O’Callaghan- Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, Jerry Colangelo during the building of Bank One Ballpark (today Chase Field), open heart surgery at the Diethrich Heart Center, heavy weight contender Zora Folley, and a whimsical portrait of Marilyn Monroe at the Arizona State Fair.
This showing of At Work in Arizona is distilled from a larger version of the exhibit, with the pieces chosen carefully to reflect the greater whole of the project. There is also a companion book written by Stuart Rosebrook, available through the project’s website that collects the images beautifully in hardcover. “This exhibit is not only a historical work, but it is a tribute to people committed to achieving their dreams,” said Jim Lundy, Alliance Bank’s founding president and CEO. “The message of the book and now the exhibit is synonymous with our mission at Alliance Bank to continue to be a key contributor of economic development in our state as Arizona’s go-to business bank.”
At Work in Arizona will open Saturday April 1, 2017 at the AZCM at 10am. It will be on display Monday through Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturday’s 10am-2pm until Wednesday May 31, 2017.
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