It’s hard to believe that Dorothea Lange, perhaps the most famous of the photographers who worked for the Depression-era Farm Security Administration, hasn’t had a retrospective in more than fifty years
As part of their Photography + series, the Art Institute of Chicago is examining the influence of photography and folk art on American culture in the Depression years by bringing together FSA images and folk artifacts emblematic of those painted for the Index.
With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Robert Frank roamed the United States in 1955 and ’56 in a Ford coupe, capturing some 2,800 documentary images on his Leica 35mm camera.
For much of human history, people were forced to imagine what the moon was really like. Was it flat like a disk? Made of cheese? Was it inhabited?
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A pioneer of precisionist painting and geometric abstraction as well as a celebrated photographer, Ralston Crawford (1906–1978) was equally fascinated by mankind and the man-made. Both subjects—and a link between Crawford’s artistic practices—are explored in the exhibition Structured Visions: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
At the Detroit Institute of Arts, an exhibition of found photographs offers a glimpse of the heart and soul of the city.
An exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art examines the career of Doris Ulmann, from New York portrait studio to the byways of Appalachia
Mexico’s surrealist painters and writers are well-known; perhaps less familiar are its surrealist photographers.
Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library, on view this summer at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles