Chauncey Hare made highly detailed photographs of the interiors of working- class homes and workplaces across America in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. This new book contains twice as many moving, disturbing and often surprising photographs as have appeared in his two earlier books, “Interior
America” (1977) and “This Was Corporate America” (1984). Hares fast-paced introduction to this book highlights his life of protest, a life filled with unbelievable coincidences, learning, and pain. He describes his strong identification with the people whose homes he photographs and his adamant
unwillingness to betray them by selling their photographs at any price.He tells of his struggles to have his photographs, accompanied by explanatory text, accepted by the art world. He relates the abusive situations he has endured in his childhood, and in his work life as an engineer at a major oil company and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Chauncey Hare does not define himself as a photographer, but instead an engineer, a family therapist and, above all, a protester.