Socially Engaged Photography

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In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to aid American farmworkers during the Great Depression. Its photographers aimed to document what was going on, in an effort to raise awareness and support. Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange were two of those photographers. Interestingly, there is one school of thought, repeated by Susan Meiselas and Wendy Ewald, …

Jae Emerling – Archives and Time

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At Gary’s recommendation, I have been reading Jae Emerling, particularly on time and archives, as being highly appropriate for my FMP. Whilst I find Emerling’s style overly heavy on quotes and notes, it is a useful book. A few initial thoughts: First, the distinction between snapshot and time exposure has always seemed specious to me (pg 171). Technically they are …