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Author:
John Raeburn
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978-0252035302
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0252035305
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University of Illinois Press; 1st edition (June 9, 2010)
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With clarity and grace, John Raeburn analyzes Shahn's lesser-known work as a photographer and adds an important dimension to our understanding of 1930s photography and culture.

With clarity and grace, John Raeburn analyzes Shahn's lesser-known work as a photographer and adds an important dimension to our understanding of 1930s photography and culture. The first thing to say about Raeburn's book is that it is not a conventional FSA photo book of beautifully printed photos on good quality paper, rather it is an interesting academic text interpreting small town America during the thirties using Ben Shahn's 1938 photos of a wide area around Columbus, Ohio.

Although Shahn’s assignment from director Roy Stryker had originally been the harvest in Ohio, Shahn’s photographs of small town life grew to represent the largest portion of images.

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Rediscovered FSA photographs by a major American artist. The paintings, murals, and graphics of Ben Shahn (1898–1969) have made him one of the most heralded American artists of the twentieth century, but during the 1930s he was also among the nation's premier photographers. Much of his photographic work was sponsored by the New Deal's Farm Security Administration, where his colleagues included Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans

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Academic journal article American Studies. BEN SHAHN'S AMERICAN SCENE: Photographs, 1938. Academic journal article American Studies. Although Shahn's assignment from director Roy Stryker had originally been the "harvest in Ohio," Shahn's photographs of small town life grew to represent the largest portion of images.

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Ben Shahn& American Scene: Photographs, 1938 presents one hundred superb photographs from his most ambitious FSA project, a survey of small-town life in the Depression.

Ben Shahn& American Scene: Photographs, 1938 presents one hundred superb photographs from his most ambitious FSA project, a survey of small-town life in the Depression

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The paintings, murals, and graphics of Ben Shahn (1898-1969) have made him one of the most heralded American artists of the twentieth century, but during the 1930s he was also among the nation's premier photographers. Much of his photographic work was sponsored by the New Deal's Farm Security Administration, where his colleagues included Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans.

Ben Shahn's American Scene: Photographs, 1938 presents one hundred superb photographs from his most ambitious FSA project, a survey of small-town life in the Depression. John Raeburn's accompanying text illuminates the thematic and formal significance of individual photographs and reveals how, taken together, they address key cultural and political issues of the years leading up to World War II. Shahn's photographs highlight conflicts between traditional values and the newer ones introduced by modernity as represented by the movies, chain stores, and the tantalizing allure of consumer goods, and they are particularly rich in observation about the changes brought about by Americans' universal reliance on the automobile. They also explore the small town's standing as the nation's symbol of democratic community and expose the discriminatory social and racial practices that subverted this ideal in 1930s America.