Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes From America's Heartland | Duke Campus: Center for Documentary Studies | Exhibits | Indy Week
This is a past event.

Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes From America's Heartland 

When: Jan. 23-July 23 2012
www.fullcolordepression.com

Although it's hard to imagine the United States government could envision artists fighting poverty, much less hiring them to do so, that's what the Farm Security Administration did from the mid 1930s almost to the end of World War II. Some of the results are featured in Full Color Depression, a show of large-scale prints of FSA Kodachrome photography from artists such as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Ben Shahn and Russell Lee.

Led by Roy Emerson Stryker, the FSA photography division's mission was to build national empathy for the rural poor through the documentation of their experience and plight. Fewer than 2,000 images were shot on the fledgling but brilliant Kodachrome film, which had just been brought into the 35mm realm from motion picture film chemistry.

This is a special chance to see fresh prints of these images, most of which have not been exhibited in more than a half-century. The show runs through July 23 and includes an auction of the photographs in late June. The Center for Documentary Studies also has launched a dedicated website, fullcolordepression.com, with a detailed history and many images. —Chris Vitiello

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)

Nearby

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation