Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Program Announcement: Photography of the 1930s (Brown-Bag Lunch Series)

Bring your lunch and join us in the Library Program Room (Terrace Level) as we explore topics in local history. On Wednesday, April 15, at 12:00 noon -- Photography of the 1930s. Dr. Andrew E. Hershberger, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and Chair of the Division of Art History at BGSU will discuss Social Documentary Photography: The Farm Security Administration. The FSA, one of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal programs, employed photographers to capture daily life during the Great Depression. The resulting photographs speak volumes about Americans from every corner of the country, with an emphasis on rural citizens and American farms and small towns. Join us as we look back at a selection of iconic photographs from the 1930s and explore photography through the lens of renowned Depression-era photographers. Registration is requested. To register, call 419-625-3834 and press 0 to speak with a switchboard operator (9-5, Monday-Friday) or press Option 6 to leave a message.

(The above photograph, "Eighteen Year-old Mother from Oklahoma, Now a California Migrant," by Dorothea Lange, is from
Documenting America, Library of Congress)

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