Social Documentary Photographer

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Social Documentary Photographer

Research the social realists who worked under the FSA program during the Great Depression. Write an essay in your own words that addresses the points below: 1. Describe a little about the FSA program. 2. Find a social documentary photograph from an FSA photographer that youResearch the social realists who worked under the FSA program during the Great Depression. Write an essay in your own words that addresses the points below:

  1. Describe a little about the FSA program. 2. Find a social documentary photograph from an FSA photographer that you believe expresses the hardships faced during this decade.
    • Briefly tell the reader about the photographer you selected and the context within which he or she is working
    • Identify the photograph (title, date, etc.), then and analyze the work you’ve selected. Describe the subject matter, emotion and the meaning you take away from viewing this work. Explain why you selected this work.

You do not need an abstract page for this assignment, but please make sure you include an APA-style title page at the beginning of your essay. The body of your essay should be no less than 750 words. Make sure to include your photograph in the document and be sure to cite your sources both in the text and in a References page according to APA standards

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Social documentary photographer
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SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
Introduction
Between the years of 1929 and 1939, there existed one of the worst economic meltdowns
in the history of mankind. This meltdown is what is famously known as the Great Depression. It
sparked off after the October 1929 crash of the stock markets. Tragedy in the economic sector
loomed afterwards. A lot of investors were wiped out from the United States. It is as a result of
this period that many agencies were put in place to help restructure the economy. Some of the
agencies failed and in the end, they were all merged to form the FSA under the jurisdiction of the
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some social realists who worked under the
FSA program during the Great Depression. Dorothea Lange is one example of such realists. A
photograph she took of her ‘migrant mother’ has been a subject of Social Documentary
Photography for so many years (United States, 2011).
Brief description of FSA
The Farm Serv...

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