During the Great Depression, a group of photographers crisscrossed the country documenting the everyday lives of struggling Americans. The project was part of the Farm Security Administration, one of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal relief programs. 75 years later, an exhibition called More American Photographs at the Museum of Contemporary Art - Denver offers a portrait of America during what some have called the Great Recession. Ryan Warner talks to curator Jens Hoffmann.
["Bravo (Plumbing), 2011." Catherine Opie. Courtesty the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.]
["Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California." Dorothea Lange. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.]
[Untitled, Bakersfield, California, 2011. Katy Grannan. Courtesy the artist and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.]