Hard Hats is a collaborative artists' book by Karen Y. Chan and Whitney Ramage exploring auto-voyeurism, or the act of stepping outside oneself to look within. The book is a collection of found images and unconscious thoughts. Feminine and idiosyncratic, Hard Hats underlines the alienation that pervades a hyper-connected, yet desperately isolating world. Presented plainly, playfully, and sometimes brutally, the text and images give an earnest account of hidden desires and vulnerabilities. Hard Hats is a portrait of brokenness as well as hopefulness. It is about pain and pleasure told as secrets.
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