Seattle City Light's 2001 Artist-In-Residence, photographer Lyn McCracken, compiled a photographic record that pays tribute to the Utility's skilled trades workers. Working entirely in black-and-white, McCracken's photos capture the gritty essence of the skilled trades and the dedicated professionals who perform them. Her 6-month residency ended in September 2001, but she has left behind a legacy of material that will remain for future generations. The images below show samples of her work organized by month.
Lyn holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and a MFA from Mills College. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area and Northwest. In the past five years she has been photographing the built environment and exploring its monumental quality. Her interest is "the memory of the building, the people who built it, what took place, it's purpose, and asking an audience to contemplate these concerns."