Whitman Refrigerator Portraits

Caitlin Bergman

Text by Joey Gottlieb and photos by Catie Bergman.

A refrigerator can tell you a lot about someone. It can tell you about their income, their dietary restrictions, their hobbies or even their alcohol tolerance. In the pages that follow, you will see a sampling of refrigerators across Whitman College campus, whose owners’ identities shall remain anonymous. In capturing these images, we came to understand that oftentimes, refrigerators are intensely personal representations of people’s lifestyles, representations that may generate pride or shame. We invite you to learn what you can about Whitman and Walla Walla from the fridge’s humble, everyday perspective.