Bound for Glory

Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains (1941)

The Guardian Unlimited Do not adjust your screen talks about the excellent exhibition Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943 from Library of Congress.

Bound for Glory: America in Color is the first major exhibition of the little known color images taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. These vivid scenes and portraits capture the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations, the nation’s subsequent economic recovery and industrial growth, and the country’s great mobilization for World War II.

The on-line exhibition shows 70 pictures of that epoch and the Guardian selected 12 of them to make a slideshow.

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3 Responses to Bound for Glory

  1. Suzanne says:

    It’s a great exhibition. I’ve seen it a couple of days ago at the Photographers Gallery in London. Very small but touching collection focussing mainly on both black and white homesteaders. Some of the exhibited Dorothea Lange works have become icons of the post-Depression years and have lost nothing of their visual power. If you happen to be in London before Jan 28th, I can highly recommend it.

  2. Bibi says:

    It’s too far! 🙁
    But thanks for the suggestion Suzanne. With some luck, maybe it’s on-line too.

  3. Suzanne says:

    Oh well, maybe you can have a look at the catalogue by Paul Hendrickson that they published for the exhibition. It’s entitled “Bound for Glory: America in Colour 1939-1943 – Photographs from the U.S. Farm Security Administration”. It’s really worth it.
    All the best for 2k7, Bibi! 🙂

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