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The Resource Trauma and documentary photography of the FSA, Sara Blair, Eric Rosenberg

Trauma and documentary photography of the FSA, Sara Blair, Eric Rosenberg

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Trauma and documentary photography of the FSA
Title
Trauma and documentary photography of the FSA
Statement of responsibility
Sara Blair, Eric Rosenberg
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Coauthored by the literary scholar Sara Blair and the art historian Eric Rosenberg, this volume of the Defining Moments in American Photography series offers new ways to understand the work of the famous Farm Security Administration photographers by exploring an expanded and much more variable idea of the documentary than what New Dealers proposed. The coauthors follow in the line of scholars who have, on the one hand, looked critically at the FSA photography project and identified its goals, biases, contradictions, and ambivalences and, on the other hand, discerned strikingly independent directions among its photographers. But what distinguishes their work from that of others is their wrestling with a specific term often applied to the Depression era: trauma. If it was the case that documentary, as a genre, and FSA photographs, as an umbrella project, came to prominence during a time of trauma and in the hands of socially minded photographers was meant to address and publicize trauma, the coauthors of this volume seek to understand how trauma and photography mixed and how, in the volatility of that mixture, the competing ideas for documentary took shape. Among the key figures they study are some of the most beloved in American photography, including Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, and Aaron Siskind"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
770.973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR820.5
LC item number
.B58 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Defining moments in American photography
Series volume
5
Label
Trauma and documentary photography of the FSA, Sara Blair, Eric Rosenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published with the assistance of The Getty Foundation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-110) and index
Control code
757476250
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
115 p.
Isbn
9780520265653
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011043600
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)757476250
Label
Trauma and documentary photography of the FSA, Sara Blair, Eric Rosenberg
Publication
Note
"Published with the assistance of The Getty Foundation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-110) and index
Control code
757476250
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
115 p.
Isbn
9780520265653
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011043600
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)757476250

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