Two black and white, propaganda-styled posters, held up by people wearing masks and disposable medical gloves.
Works by Piotr Szyhalski
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MCAD faculty member Piotr Szyhalski has been featured in the New York Times for his ongoing series COVID-19: Labor Camp Reports.

Consisting of propaganda-style black-and-white illustrations, Szyhalski’s COVID-19: Labor Camp Reports offers catharsis surrounding the absurdity and suffering of the ongoing pandemic, as well as pointed, tongue-in-cheek-yet-enraged criticism of both the federal government’s inept response to the virus and the priorities of capitalism. Hand-lettered messages such as “No Justice, Just Labor” and “The World is Breaking: It’s Not News Anymore” precisely convey the emotional turmoil felt by millions.

COVID-19: Labor Camp Reports exists within the larger scaffolding of Szyhalski’s Labor Camp project, which he began in 1998.

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