This well-known image shows workers during the construction of the Rockefeller Center in New York in 1932. The iconic photograph shows the incredible makeshift viewpoint looking over the New York skyline, as well as the bravery of the workers as they enjoy this moment on the edge of nowhere.
Let's look beyond the photograph. Shortly before it was taken, the Crash of '29 gave rise to a crisis known as the Great Depression. Imagine the unfavourable conditions at that moment, the need to persevere at an increasingly challenging time or even just the fear felt by those workers right before they stepped onto the beam. Living from day to day, accepting any job, the risk of unemployment, company closures, hunger, cold and migrations. The crisis left no one indifferent and its consequences were felt worldwide.
In the end, societies are built on the day to day life of their citizens, their organisations and the community in general. They are their experiences, their stories, their development, their efforts, their progress, their work and their lives.
How does this scene compare to today?