Steven Ahlgren

External Affairs

1994 - 2001

These photographs were taken mostly near Wall Street and in midtown Manhattan. I began working on them after I had been photographing inside offices for some time. Getting permission to photograph in offices was always a bit of a challenge, and partly as result I began to walk the streets as way to photograph when I had the urge but not the opportunity. These photographs also owe part of their inspiration to a portfolio by Walker Evans published in Fortune Magazine in 1946 titled Labor Anonymous.