Masters of American Photography
July 28, 2022
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Masters of American Photography “Southern Faces and Places” Thursday, July 28 2:30 – 4:00 pm. New Location: The Grove at Canopy 2601 Crestline Rd. Artist Tom Friedman will examine photographs of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Arthur Rothstein who were able to show the harrowing effects of the Great Depression on the people of the South. These U.S. government funded photos come from the largest documentary photography project ever undertaken. Lang concentrated on depicting the faces of the rural poor, particularly sharecroppers and field workers; she succeeded in depicting the human conditions that she encountered. Evans aimed to depict the progress and problems encountered by Southerners who were participating in the various federal social programs of the Roosevelt administration. Rothstein stressed his photos whether of people or places were honest, straight-forward and objective with the purpose of educating, informing, and persuading the viewer (presumably of the necessity of the programs he documented). Hybrid class in person and on Zoom. Fee $5.
Venue: The Grove at Canopy