New York Public Library Digitizing More Than 1,000 Unseen Farm Security Administration Photographs

Recently, a friend of mine ( Leah D’Ambrosia) sent me this reading. I was so excited to hear about this and more amazed that they had these photos and they have never been seen!! The most recent stash comes in the form of 1,000 photographs from the Farm Security Administration photo project that have been rediscovered at the New York Public Library.

For those of you who know me pretty well, the FSA photographers have been a huge inspiration to foundation of how I begun my documentary work on social issues. They were truly some of the best photographers around and really influenced the start of American documentary photographers.

The new discovered prints include work by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Russell Lee. The original mission of the Farm Security Administration project was to photographically combat American poverty, but today the work is considered an important documentation of American life.

About 1,000 of the images have been digitized and will soon be revealed on The New York Public Library digital gallery.

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