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The Resource Ground : a reprise of photographs from the Farm Security Administration, Bill McDowell

Ground : a reprise of photographs from the Farm Security Administration, Bill McDowell

Label
Ground : a reprise of photographs from the Farm Security Administration
Title
Ground
Title remainder
a reprise of photographs from the Farm Security Administration
Statement of responsibility
Bill McDowell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
BEA
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McDowell, Bill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • Photography, Agricultural
  • Agriculture
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Depressions
  • Documentary photography
Label
Ground : a reprise of photographs from the Farm Security Administration, Bill McDowell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The photographs in 'Ground' are taken from an archive of 145,000 images from 1935-1943 for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), a New Deal agency ... within the Department of Agriculture ... The FSA photography division was run ... by Roy Stryker, who ... routinely damaged FSA negatives with a hole punch to prevent them from being printed. Some of the negatives he punched (referred to by the FSA as 'killed') were poor exposures or had been ruined already by faulty development ... while others had no technical flaws ... It is likely that Roy Stryker's ... only goal was to destroy undesirable negatives. But in his act of censorship Stryker wrested the photograph from its maker and unwittingly created a new picture ... Each photograph in 'Ground' is the result of 3 separate acts of picture-making : the original photographer's deliberate compositional and contextual decisions, Stryker's hole punch, and my re-contextualization ... By narrowing the scope of photographs to that of land and agriculture I've tried to construction an elemental relationship with the 1930s through our common reliance on the soil ... The photographers whose work is represented in this book are Paul Carter, Walker Evans, Theodor Jung, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, and Marion Paul Wolcott"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9781942084129
Isbn Type
;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrated
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn949907552
  • 2091128
Label
Ground : a reprise of photographs from the Farm Security Administration, Bill McDowell
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The photographs in 'Ground' are taken from an archive of 145,000 images from 1935-1943 for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), a New Deal agency ... within the Department of Agriculture ... The FSA photography division was run ... by Roy Stryker, who ... routinely damaged FSA negatives with a hole punch to prevent them from being printed. Some of the negatives he punched (referred to by the FSA as 'killed') were poor exposures or had been ruined already by faulty development ... while others had no technical flaws ... It is likely that Roy Stryker's ... only goal was to destroy undesirable negatives. But in his act of censorship Stryker wrested the photograph from its maker and unwittingly created a new picture ... Each photograph in 'Ground' is the result of 3 separate acts of picture-making : the original photographer's deliberate compositional and contextual decisions, Stryker's hole punch, and my re-contextualization ... By narrowing the scope of photographs to that of land and agriculture I've tried to construction an elemental relationship with the 1930s through our common reliance on the soil ... The photographers whose work is represented in this book are Paul Carter, Walker Evans, Theodor Jung, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, and Marion Paul Wolcott"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9781942084129
Isbn Type
;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrated
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn949907552
  • 2091128

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