Meryl Schenker

Business Documentary-Workers

“Meryl can find beauty, humanity and story anywhere she points her camera's lens. I managed her state contract after she won a competitive bid to take pictures of Washington workers doing some of the state's toughest jobs. She gave us unforgettable portraits of the "ordinary" people who daily harvest our crops, care for the disabled, build our houses and work in our factories. These photographs are on permanent display in lobby of the Department of Labor and Industries in Tumwater. They also are a key part of our graphic identity, appearing in many of our publications and presentations. We never tire of looking at them.” -Dana Howard Botka, June 21, 2009

Logger
  
Onion Harvest
  
Foundry Worker
     
  
Coffee Maker
  
Construction Worker
  
Roofer
     
  
Logger
  
Cherry picker in Yakima Valley, Washington.
  
Cherry Picker
     
  
Cherry Picker
  
Honey
  
Boeing Worker
     
  
Scientist
  
Boeing worker
  
     
  
Cheesemaker
  
Cheesemaker
  
     
  
Fifth generation Lynden farmer Shawn Langley walks among his 180 dairy cows on the land his great-grandfather homesteaded in the late 1800's. A few years ago, he and his wife Clarissa converted their dairy, Fresh Breeze, to certified organic.
  
  
     
  
  
  
     
  
  
  
Justin Neidermeyer, chef/owner of Spinasse, makes ravioli at his Seattle restaurant on September 19, 2008.
     
  
Annie, center, and Jeff Shiffer, right, from Spokane, WA., follow instructions to sniff the sample wines at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery on September 17, 2007 in Woodinville, WA.