Long Time Coming

Long Time Coming

A Photographic Portrait of America, 1935-1943

Book - 2002
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A splendid presentation of 410 images made between 1935 and 1943 by photographers employed by the Farm Security Administration, among them: Ben Shahn, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein. Differing from the FSA's better known images of rural life and poverty, these photos (selected from an archive of 145,000 photos) depict everyday life in large cities and small towns throughout the US and Puerto Rico. Lesy (literary journalism, Hampshire College) sets the political, social, and artistic contexts with explanatory text, including primary and secondary sources (some given as assigned reading to the photographers), as well as a look at Roy Stryker, the FSA's controversial director. The oversize (11.25x10") format affords full-page reproduction of these evocative images, which constitute an American treasure.
Publisher: New York : Norton, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393049435
0393049434
Branch Call Number: E169 .L597 2002
Characteristics: 479 p. : ill. ; 26 x 29 cm

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