Stop 14: Staff Portraits
About this stop
- Location: Rotunda Cafe Corridor
- Artist: Joe Gascho, Hummelstown, Pa.
- Year: 2015 to present
- Medium: Photography
From the photographer, Joe Gascho:
“What one usually sees in prominent hallways in hospitals are portraits of the department heads, founding physician fathers and mothers and board presidents. Important as these persons are, without the people who clean the floors, keep the air conditioners cooling, transport people from parking garages to front doors and patients from rooms to laboratories, chip off peeling paint and put new color on walls, register patients and feed visitors in cafeterias, hospitals would not be able to care for anyone.
“The purpose of this project is to emphasize, through photographs, the importance of persons working in the hospital in these critical supporting roles – in the same attire as that of people traditionally featured on the walls of hospitals. Here, each person holds an object symbolic of the vital job they do.”