Abject Transformations

Victoria Piersig, Edie Steiner

Steiner and Piersig explore old industrial sites that struggle to maintain their presence along the landscape of the Great Lakes. The images represent places where goods were once produced and shipped on lake boats. Industrial structures that were integral to serving growing communities—historic reminders of the labour capital that helped shape the nation—are now considered abject by those without connection to the production of commodities.