Unpacking the FSA
The Photographic Archives of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information
The Farm Security Administration (FSA) employed over 20 photographers - spanned almost 20 years – and created more than 175,000 photographs during that time. FSA photographers were interested in humanizing their subjects rather than recklessly dramatizing them. Today, their work provides an invaluable visual history of the 1930s and 1940s.
This exhibition features work by: Marion Post-Wolcott, Louise Rosskam, Jack Delano, Dorothea Lange, Fenno Jacobs, Howard Hollem, Gordon Parks, Russell Lee, John Vachon, Alfred Palmer, Marjory Collins, Ben Shahn, Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, John Collier, and Paul Carter amongst others.
This curatorial project is a collaboration between faculty and the students of the photography program in the Fine Arts Department of St. John’s University.
|Alex Arpag||Rachel King|
|Georgina Diaz||Kirra Kimbrell|
|Kalen Roach||Maria DeFilippo|
Curatorial Essay: Margaret Williams
Chief Curator and Adviser: Prof. Alex Morel
Co-sponsored by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
For more information, see the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection: no known usage restrictions.
March 20 - May 2, 2012
April 3, 2012, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Sun Yat Sen Hall
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Tuesday - Thurday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday and Monday closed
Information and Directions
This event is free of chage and accessible to the handicapped.