The Black Image in the New Deal

Written By Nicholas Natanson
The Black Image in the New Deal
  • Publsiher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Release : 23 June 1992
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
  • Pages : 305 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Black Image in the New Deal written by Nicholas Natanson which was release on 23 June 1992, this book published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Between 1935 and 1942, photographers for the New Deal's Resettlement Administration-Farm Security Administration (FSA) captured in powerfully moving images the travail of the Great Depression and the ways of a people confronting radical social change. Those who speak of the special achievement of FSA photography usually have in mind such white icons as Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother or Walker Evans's Alabama sharecroppers. But some six thousand printed images, a tenth of FSA's total, included black figures or their dwellings. At last, Nicholas Natanson reveals both the innovative treatment of African Americans in FSA photographs and the agency's highly problematic use of these images once they had been created. While mono-dimensional treatments of blacks were common in public and private photography of the period, such FSA photographers as Ben Shahn, Arthur Rothstein, and Jack Delano were well informed concerning racial problems and approached blacks in a manner that avoided stereotypes, right-wing as well as left-wing. In addition, rather than focusing exclusively on FSA-approved agency projects involving blacks - politically the safest course - they boldly addressed wider social and cultural themes. This study employs a variety of methodological tools to explore the political and administrative forces that worked against documentary coverage of particularly sensitive racial issues. Moreover, Natanson shows that those who drew on the FSA photo files for newspapers, magazines, books, and exhibitions often entirely omitted images of black people and their environment or used devices such as cropping and captioning to diminish the true range of the FSA photographers' vision.

The Black Image in the New Deal

The Black Image in the New Deal
  • Author : Nicholas Natanson
  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Total pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : Between 1935 and 1942, photographers for the New Deal's Resettlement Administration-Farm Security Administration (FSA) captured in powerfully moving images the travail of the Great Depression and the ways of a people confronting radical social change. Those who speak of the special achievement of FSA photography usually have in mind such white icons ...

New Deal Photographs of West Virginia 1934 1943

New Deal Photographs of West Virginia  1934 1943
  • Author : Betty Rivard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : Upon entering the White House in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt faced an ailing economy in the throes of the Great Depression and rushed to transform the country through recovery programs and legislative reform. By 1934, he began to send professional photographers to the state of West Virginia to document living conditions ...

New Deal Photography

New Deal Photography
  • Author : Peter Walther,United States. Farm Security Administration
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 605
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : Amid the ravages of the Great Depression, the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) was first founded in 1935 to address the countryrsquo;s rural poverty. Its efforts focused on improving the lives of sharecroppers, tenants, and very poor landowning farmers, with resettlement and collectivization programs, as well as modernized farming ...

To The City

To The City
  • Author : Julia L. Foulkes
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : In the 1930s and 1940s, as the United States moved from a rural to an urban nation, the pull of the city was irrepressible. It was so strong that even a photographic mission designed to record the essence of rural America could not help but capture the energy of urbanization ...

Official Images

Official Images
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Total pages : 196
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Summary : Download or read online Official Images written by , published by which was released on 1987. Get Official Images Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Photography and Politics in America

Photography and Politics in America
  • Author : Lili Corbus Bezner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 307
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : Although critics defended the trend, arguing that truly visionary art transcended politics, Bezner notes that the cold war era effectively silenced some of the most socially engaged photographers in American society."--BOOK JACKET....

Picturing Migrants

Picturing Migrants
  • Author : James R. Swensen
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : As time passes, personal memories of the Great Depression die with those who lived through the desperate 1930s. In the absence of firsthand knowledge, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and the photographs produced for the New Deal’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) now provide most of the images ...

Economies of Valuation and Desire

Economies of Valuation and Desire
  • Author : Elizabeth Louise Bennett
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : "Economies of Valuation and Desire: How New Deal Photography Made the Amish Modern" connects two substantial bodies of scholarship: the visual culture of the New Deal, and twentieth-century visual and literary representations of religious sub-cultures in the United States. Its primary objectives are two-fold. First, it provides an alternative model ...

The Bitter Years

The Bitter Years
  • Author : Edward Steichen,Françoise Poos
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : The Bitter Years was the title of a seminal 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 aegis of the US Farm Security Administration (FSA) in 193541 as part ...

The Only Woman in the Photo

The Only Woman in the Photo
  • Author : Kathleen Krull
  • Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : Discover the incredible life of Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet and the mastermind behind Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, in this fascinating picture book biography that’s perfect for fans of I Dissent. Most people know about President FDR, but do you know ...

New Deal Art in South Carolina

New Deal Art in South Carolina
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Total pages : 86
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Summary : Download or read online New Deal Art in South Carolina written by , published by which was released on 1990. Get New Deal Art in South Carolina Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange
  • Author : Jan Hillnhütter
  • Publisher : VDM Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 116
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) became well-known for her documentary photography during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" in the 1930ies. She was hired by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to document working and living conditions of migrant workers in California. Trained as portrait photographer in San Francisco she soon developed her ...

Michigan Remembered

Michigan Remembered
  • Author : Constance B. Schulz,United States. Farm Security Administration
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : In the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress are more than 1500 photographs of the state of Michigan during the depression and wartime years of the 1930s and 1940s, taken by some of the most talented photographers of that generation. The FSA photographs have become ...

The New Deal Fine Arts Projects

The New Deal Fine Arts Projects
  • Author : Martin R. Kalfatovic
  • Publisher : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 504
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : ...fills another important need for art researchers. New Deal art is the product of the largest publicly funded arts program in American history and as such, holds a special attraction for collectors... --ANTIQUE WEEK ...a valuable reference resource. Highly recommended for all research collections serving American history and art.--LIBRARY ...

New Deal Art in Arizona

New Deal Art in Arizona
  • Author : Betsy Fahlman
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-15
  • Total pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780870497247
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Summary : ArizonaÕs art history is emblematic of the story of the modern West, and few periods in that history were more significant than the era of the New Deal. From Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams to painters and muralists including Native American Gerald Nailor, the artists working in Arizona under ...