Chauncey Hare
Working Class Heroes


Chauncey Hare decided to incinerate his entire archive but, luckily for us, ended up donating it to the Bancroft Library instead, with the agreement that its contents could not be sold or exhibited as “art” and that any usage should be accompanied by the statement: “These photographs were made by Chauncey Hare to protest and warn against the growing domination of working people by multinational corporations and their elite owners and managers.”
His images are full of revealing details, poetry and even humor. They are the evidence he is looking for in his investigation of the faults of capitalism.


Chauncey Hare (b. 1934, New York – d. 2019, California) was a renowned American photographer. In 1985, he abandoned photography to become a therapist.

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