In October, 2016, Academic Dean Bill Bullard made several visits to 301 Freedom Place South to photograph those who have been constructing our new home. He came up with the idea for this project in September. “After making the photograph of the ironworkers in front of the crane and speaking to several of them at the Topping Off Ceremony, I realized that it might terrific to do some more formal portraits of the workers and record their stories as a way of introducing our boys to the men and women building their new school,” he says.
With the help of Mike Gagliardi, the senior supervisor, and Scott Waddell, our owner’s rep, Dr. Bullard took the photographs and Associate Academic Dean Melanie Hutchinson interviewed the subjects to learn about their lives and careers.
Dr. Bullard’s work was exhibited in the lobby at 260 West 78th Street in December, 2016.