Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

The Breadline March 5, 2009

“In other periods of depression, it has always been possible to see some things which were solid and upon which you could base hope, but as I look about, I now see nothing to give ground to hope—nothing of man.”

– Former President Calvin Coolidge, 1932

*Please click to enlarge*

George Segal

Depression Bread Line, 1999

cast bronze, 2/7

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

Click here to read more about the sculpture.


Many of you were interested in the sculpture (titled “Relative”) that I posted 2 days back.  Some of you asked about the set up of the shot so I processed the photo below.  I have a few more shots of this statue but the one I posted already is by far my favorite with the most unique angle.  I wanted to show this version I took standing at ground level facing the front of the sculpture to give you a better idea of how it was set up.  I stood under the statue to the right to get the view I showed HERE.

G. Frederick Morante

“Relative,” 2003

Cast Bronze, Steel

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ


7 Responses to “The Breadline”

  1. Great shots Jen. You’re really finding some interesting stuff at the moment!

  2. Julie McLeod Says:

    Jen, this sculpture garden must be amazing! I really like the theme of this – very appropriate posting for the times, sadly. I like all the different angles on this – and especially the one where we see the men in the line from the back.

    I’m glad you posted another view of “Relative”. I’d realized that the figures were positioned horizontally from your first post, but it is even more impressive to see it in its entirety.

  3. Anna McClary Says:

    I love that second shot. The sculpture itself is definitely getting scarily appropriate. Beautiful work as usual!

  4. Andy Says:

    Very nice set, Jen. I also particularly like the second shot.

    While we’re often told to “get close” when shooting, in this case being a little farther back adds to the loneliness and desolation.

    Thanks for sharing these.

  5. Mike Palmer Says:

    = ) nice shots jen –

  6. these are truly amazing

  7. colblue Says:

    Another great series of images Jen! They were certainly hard times back then.

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