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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.

Photogrammar

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