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Depicting hard work

Photo by NPR/KPCCNPR, in partnership with KPCC in Los Angeles, has spearheaded a collective storytelling project through Instagram. The project is called Public Square.

This month’s theme is Hard Work, where users are supposed to snap pictures of people doing “dirty,” often thankless jobs and tell the workers’ story. Tagging the photo on Instagram with #PSHardWork will enter a photo into the collection.

But our friends at Worksafe noted while reviewing pictures that most of the photos depicted a lot of low-wage and/or high-hazard jobs. Workers dangle from telephone poles, carry trash, and don an eye patch in many of these powerful images.

Check it out now– NPR’s theme changes next month!