Posted on July 31, 2020

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is proud to sponsor award-winning photojournalist Earl Dotter’s  “BADGES: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers” posters and exhibits since 2015. Earl has been an advocate and voice for occupational safety, and those who work in hazardous jobs. 

Earl’s Six BADGES: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers Posters (below) which include:

2015  BADGES: A Memorial Tribute to Asbestos Workers honoring the Legacy of Dr. Irving Selikoff, born 100 years ago

2016 – the death of Alan Reinstein in 2006 from Mesothelioma

2017 –  Honoring Senator Barbara Boxer a champion successfully marshalling legislation revising the Toxics Substances Control Act.

2018 – “Asbestos Fighters: Firefighters, Emergency Responders and Caregivers. Photographs include: Patrick Morrison of the International Association of Firefighters, 9/11 Images, Dr. Raja Flores, Chairman for the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, New York, and others.

2019 – “Progress & Challenges from the Frontlines” Photographs include:ADAO’s 13th Congressional Staff Briefing with Robert Sussman, Dr. Raja Flores, Scott Faber, EWG, Linda Reinstein, Mike Mattmuller, and Patrick Morrison, IAFF, Mike with his family, and Congressman Paul Tonko

2020 – “Art, Advocacy, and Academia” Photographs include: Gopal Krishna, David Michaels, Linda Reinstein, Daniel Lambo, and Robert Sussman at George Washington University, Julie G., Julie A., and others

For 50 years, Earl has been photographing some of the most hazardous and dangerous occupations in America, beginning with coal miners in the 1960s. His work was published in the 1998 exhibit and book, “THE QUIET SICKNESS: A Photographic Chronicle of Hazardous Work in America.” After 9/11, Earl photographed the rescue recovery effort at Ground Zero, work that ultimately won him APHA’s Alice Hamilton Award. Before COVID-19, Dotter was touring his retrospective exhibit, LIFE’S WORK, A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A. His recently published book of the same name is a companion to the touring exhibit. 

If you are interested in purchasing any of Earl’s posters or his book, please click here. Please be sure to add your shipping address to the “comment” section in the payment platform. For each signed poster, we ask that you make a donation of $20 which includes shipping. For more than one poster, the price becomes $15 per poster. Please allow 30 days for delivery via the U.S.P.S. Media Mail with tracking.  Orders for Earl’s book may be placed through his website: 

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