The 1930s in Print:
DOCUMENTARIES

Age of Lost Innocence: Photographs of Childhood Realities and Adult Fears During the Depression
The representation of children and childhood in the work of FSA photographers.

Documenting the 1930s
Documentary work by the Federal Writers Project, Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor, Malcolm Cowley, Richard Wright, James Agee and Walker Evans, and Lewis Hine.

The Art of the Great Depression, New Deal Photography and Murals: Their Roles in the Construction of Regional and National Identity
Investigates the consequences of government intervention with regard to the standardization and creation of an American culture.

From Skyscrapers to Skulls: Georgia O'Keeffe Creates the "Native" American
Provides an overview of O'Keeffe's work by placing it within the cultural context of the 20s and 30s.

Representing Gringolandia
A history of the artist Diego Rivera's patronage in the United States, his work in Detroit, his influence on his contemporaries, and his relationship with the American public.

Out of One, Many: Regionalism in FSA Photography
Analyzes how regionalism asserted itself in the work of the FSA, even as it strove to document a national identity.

Walker Evans Revolutionizes Documentary Photography
How Evans' aesthetic choices and the ideological implications of his work changed the genre of documentary photography.

Photographing the Representative American: Margaret Bourke-White in the Depression
Between 1935 and 1937, Bourke-White traveled the South searching for the face that would speak out from the printed page, "the representative American."

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June 25, 2004