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One of the most iconic images of the 20th Century has to bee Dorothea Lange’s image, Migrant Mother…


She took this as part of her work for the US Farm Security Administration – who were tasked amongst other things of documenting the effects of the great depression on the poor – a task generally considered as a platform to provide political support for the social reform of the rural poor in America in the 1930’s.

Believe it or not a vast number of images of this era from the FSA have been digitised but like all things a large collection of 170,000 images is nothing without some way of finding your way around. At Yale University they have created Photogrammar which for the meta-nerd in us does a spectacular job of bringing a decade of photographic  history to us in a wonderfully time-spacial way. Enjoy.


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The Band

There is a band – its name is Shanty Town.

It’s the kind of band that plays the perfect accompaniment to dancing, a little bit of drinking and having a very good time.


Matt contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in getting some promotional images of the band together before one of their performances. I think for a second… I think about a great location for a second… and jump at the chance.


The location was a laneway out of the back of the club that they were playing that night. It was a little bit of a challenge shooting such a large group in the dark with the occasional car passing through. One or two shots were sacrificed to the occasional blinking eye.


Afterwards a drink of a nice pear cider allowed me the chance to sit down toward the edge of the stage and shoot a few more.


Find Shanty Town on the web here – but I do urge you to find them in reality, wherever they are playing, and have a very good time.

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