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Photogrammar

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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