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Introducing America to Americans: FSA Photography
November 20, 2010 - January 30, 2011
Drawn from the Morris Museum’s extensive photography collection, the exhibition examined the important role of the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information in documenting life in the South in the nineteen-thirties and nineteen-forties. The images showed Americans at home, at work, and at play with an emphasis on rural and small-town life as well as the adverse effects of the Great Depression, Dust Bowl, and increasing farm mechanization. In its later years, the project documented America’s mobilization for World War II. Photographers represented in this exhibition were Esther Bubley, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, and Marion Post Wolcott.