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Untold Stories, 2019

Tyler History Center
Youngstown, Ohio

The exhibition narrative of Untold Stories Youngstown objectified outmoded imagery of my blighted ‘Rust Belt’ hometown and employed these symbols as allegories to evoke questions about neighborhood decay and gentrification, segregation and integrated cities, generations of unemployment and economic redevelopment. Exhibited at the Tyler History Center, I created archival photographic interventions, juxtaposed materials selected from the holdings of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society with my prints, and interviewed community members on-camera for two videos, one titled Youngstown and the other Steel City.

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Tim Francisco Interviews Jennifer Vanderpool for WYSU, Youngstown, Ohio

"Making Social Art in Youngstown," in Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology, edited by Jacqueline Marino. Second Edition. Cleveland: Belt Publishing, 2020.

Yes She Can: Women and the Steel Industry Panel
March 12, 2019

Eliese Colette Goldbach, Noted author and former steel mill worker, Cleveland, Ohio
Jacqueline Marino, Author and Associate Professor of Journalism, Kent State University
Mary E. Triece, Author and Professor in the School of Communication and Director of the Women Studies Program, The University of Akron
Moderated by Jennifer Vanderpool

Pittsburgh to Cleveland, 2018 (84" x 42") (Archival Print)

Pittsburgh to Youngstown to Toledo to Flint, 2018 (36" x 42") (Giclée Print)

Youngstown to Toledo, 2018 (36" x 42") (Giclée Print)


Excerpt from Youngstown from Jennifer Vanderpool on Vimeo.

Excerpts from: Working Class Jobs: Women + Race in the Rust Belt; Akron and Environs: Industrial + Agrarian Labor; Steel City from Jennifer Vanderpool on Vimeo.

Exhibition Documentation

Historic Image, Steel Worker

Historic Image, Ukrainian Folk Festival Dancers

Historic Image, Shoppers at Strouss Department Store in Downtown Youngstown


Untold Stories, 2019 Exhibition Panel "Yes She Can: Women in Steel" from Jennifer Vanderpool on Vimeo.