Walker Evans, documentary photography, American Photography, 1930's, New Deal Resettlement Administration, Farm Security Administration, Greate Depression, New Deal, Rural Poor
Walker Evans was a self-taught photographer who pointed a new direction in American documentary photography in the 1930s. In the mid-1930s, he worked for President Roosevelt’s New Deal Resettlement (later Farm Security) Administration, taking photographs intended to alert America’s increasingly urban society to the plight of the rural poor during the Great Depression. The collection consists of reproductions from the Library of Congress, Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, used in a 1978 exhibition at the University Art Gallery.
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Walker Evans Photographs, Special Collections, University of Southern Maine Libraries.