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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.

Co-curators:Curatorial Assistants:
Alex ArpagRachel King
Georgina DiazKirra Kimbrell
Kalen RoachMaria DeFilippo
 David Burgos

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. 

On Exhibit
March 20 - May 2, 2012

Reception
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
718-990-7476

This event is free of chage and accessible to the handicapped.