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The bitter years : the Farm Security Administration photographs through the eyes of Edward Steichen /

by Steichen, Edward; Poos, Françoise; Château d'Eau (Dudelange, Luxembourg).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2012Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm.ISBN: 9780500544181; 0500544182.Other Title: Farm Security Administration photographs through the eyes of Edward Steichen.Subject(s): Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973 -- Exhibitions | United States. Farm Security Administration -- History -- Exhibitions | Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Documentary photography -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Gift of Anatolia Trustee Angelos G. PapaioannouSummary: The 'Bitter Years' was the title of an exhibition held in 1962 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Edward Steichen, and 2012 marks its 50th anniversary. The show featured 209 images by photographers who worked under the US Farm Security Administration (FSA) in 1935-41 as part of Roosevelt's New Deal. The Great Depression of the 1930s defined a generation in modern American history and was still a vivid memory in 1962. The FSA, set up to combat rural poverty, included a documentary photography project that launched many careers, notably those of Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange. The exhibition featured their work as well as that of ten other FSA photographers, including Ben Shahn, Carl Mydans and Arthur Rothstein. Their images are testimonies of a people in crisis, hit by the force of economic turmoil and the effects of drought and dust storms.
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Château d'Eau, Dudelange, Luxembourg, opening in Fall 2012.

Includes bibliographical references (page 284) and index.

The 'Bitter Years' was the title of an exhibition held in 1962 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Edward Steichen, and 2012 marks its 50th anniversary. The show featured 209 images by photographers who worked under the US Farm Security Administration (FSA) in 1935-41 as part of Roosevelt's New Deal. The Great Depression of the 1930s defined a generation in modern American history and was still a vivid memory in 1962. The FSA, set up to combat rural poverty, included a documentary photography project that launched many careers, notably those of Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange. The exhibition featured their work as well as that of ten other FSA photographers, including Ben Shahn, Carl Mydans and Arthur Rothstein. Their images are testimonies of a people in crisis, hit by the force of economic turmoil and the effects of drought and dust storms.

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