Hard Time Killing Floor (2007, in progress)
I started this project as a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. The work is a documentary project based on the region that was the site of the first industrial revolution in the United States, the Blackstone River Valley. Having grown up in the region, I was familiar with problems that plagued the area, including the health concerns and heavy contamination, both due to years of unregulated industrial use.
born in 1982 in Boston, Massachusets (USA), lives in Providence, Rhode Island (USA)
Michael Cevoli is a Providence based photographer and educator, as well as a recent alumni of the graduate program at the Rhode Island School of Design. Apart from his permanent collections in the Rhode Island School of Design Museum as well as the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Cevoli has exhibited his work in various museums and galleries in New York City, NY, Boston, MA, Providence, RI and Baltimore, MD. Moreover, Michael’s work has been recognized and awarded by PDN Magazine in 2006 as well as by the Rhode Island School of Design, with the TC Colley Award in 2003.