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    FSA Photographers

    I appreciate many of the images recorded by the FSA photographers, in particular by Dorothea Lange. But have always thought the following by Arthur Rothstein to be one of the most powerful:-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fa..._Oklahoma2.jpg

    Any thoughts on FSA photographers and images?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    I appreciate many of the images recorded by the FSA photographers, in particular by Dorothea Lange. But have always thought the following by Arthur Rothstein to be one of the most powerful:-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fa..._Oklahoma2.jpg

    Any thoughts on FSA photographers and images?
    Being the property of the citizens of the United States, I always thought one could buy a print from the National Archives but I've never actually looked into it. There's an image by Russell Lee of women plastering an adobe building in Chamisal, NM in 1940. I'd like a print of that.

    Also, I can't recommend enough "The Worst Hard Times".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    From the article:

    "Many of the prints were in the public lending library until the late 1950s. Incredibly, anyone with a library card could check out an original print of a Dorothea Lange image and put it on their wall for a while. It’s easy to imagine that some were never returned."

    Haha oh wow. What an interesting tidbit.

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    There is a pretty good exhibit of FSA photographs at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, VA right now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by semi-ambivalent View Post
    Being the property of the citizens of the United States, I always thought one could buy a print from the National Archives but I've never actually looked into it. There's an image by Russell Lee of women plastering an adobe building in Chamisal, NM in 1940. I'd like a print of that.

    Also, I can't recommend enough "The Worst Hard Times".

    s-a
    The original linked Rothstein image has a 7,000 pixel file available for download from Wikipedia, which translates into a 24" print at 300dpi!

    Many, many of the FSA images are available in high resolution digital(!) files at the Library of Congress website, along with a ton of other great public domain art that you can download, print and frame for your walls.
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