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Documentary Photography and the Great Depression: Introducing Americans to Americans with Rollin Fra

Presented by the Greater Stonegate Village:

For those born after the 1930s, the Great Depression is something that can be visualized only through photography and film. Certain images have come to define our view of that uncertain time: an anxious migrant mother with her three small children; a farmer and his sons struggling through a dust storm; a family of sharecroppers gathered outside their spartan home. These photographs are icons of an era. Remarkably, many of these familiar images were created by one small government agency established by Franklin Roosevelt: the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Between 1935 and 1943, FSA photographers
produced nearly eighty thousand pictures of life in Depression-era America. This remains the largest documentary photography project of a people ever undertaken.
Join us on March 15, 2023 at 4 PM as we explore this extraordinary body of work created by some of the greatest photojournalists of the 1930s.

Zoom information will be sent out the day before the event.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Becca Hage
Village Events
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Washington Area Villages Exchange
P.O. Box 7464
Alexandria, VA 22307-0464