The FSA & the Leica Manual

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The Farm Security Administration (FSA) was a New Deal agency created in 1937 by Roosevelt to combat rural poverty during the Great Depression in the United States. It succeeded the Resettlement Administration (1935–1937). The FSA is famous for its photography program of 1935–44 that portrayed the challenges of rural poverty. Roy Stryker led the program. Eleven photographers came to work …

Urban Narratives

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This is an ‘Urban Narratives’ resource list, including many references that have influenced my work, for the University of Leeds COMM5801 Module. The list includes historical, travel, reportage and street photography. It is by necessity rather eclectic, and I have focused more on relatively ‘new’ work although some of the historical greats must be included. I have divided the list into …