The Resource Long time coming : a photographic portrait of America, 1935-1943, Michael Lesy

Long time coming : a photographic portrait of America, 1935-1943, Michael Lesy

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Long time coming : a photographic portrait of America, 1935-1943
Title
Long time coming
Title remainder
a photographic portrait of America, 1935-1943
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lesy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Long Time Coming is derived from the 145,000 photographs made between 1935 and 1943 by a team of now-famous photographers employed by the Farm Security Administration (FSA), whose ranks included Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, Dorothea Lange, and Walker Evans. We are all familiar with the iconic images of poverty that are usually associated with the project. The agency's mission, however, went well beyond photographing dispossessed rural people, and this book is proof. It includes 410 remarkable images made in large cities (including New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Pittsburgh) as well as dozens of small towns and villages throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. These are images that have rarely been seen - some twenty percent have never been published before - images that present a portrait of a vanished America, a visual record of everyday existence that enhances and enlarges our assumptions about the era. Setting the pictures in context, Michael Lesy's iconoclastic, groundbreaking text intercuts excerpts from primary and secondary sources (some given as "assigned reading" to the project photographers) with an extended look at Roy Stryker, the FSA's controversial director. It presents the FSA photographs in a very different light from the bleak vision to which we are accustomed"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169
LC item number
.L597 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Long time coming : a photographic portrait of America, 1935-1943, Michael Lesy
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Long time coming : a photographic portrait of America, 1935-1943, Michael Lesy
Publication
Note
  • Work is based on photographs made between 1935 and 1943 by a team of photographers employed by the U.S. Farm Security Administration (FSA)
  • Includes photos by Russell Lee
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 473-474) and index
Control code
48876554
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Dimensions
26 x 29 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
479 p.
Isbn
9780393049435
Lccn
2002016606
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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