America in Color

Photojournalist Sion Touhig gives a heads up about a Farm Security Administration photo exhibit that opens in January.

For many photojournalists the photographers who worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) in Depression Era America form part of that collective [black & white] memory, which is why the forthcoming exhibition " Bound For Glory : America In Colour 1939-1943"
at the U.S. Library of Congress promises to be fascinating, being the
first major exhibit of the seldom seen colour images taken by
photographers at the FSA.

Anyone who isn’t going to find themselves in Washington D.C. in January 2006 (when the exhibition begins) can check out their online exhibition,
and experience the strange sensation of seeing images that confound our
ideas of what we thought this ‘monochrome’ era actually looked like.

 

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