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“One Third of a Nation: The Photographs of the Farm Security Administration,” with iconic photographs from 1935-1946, will be on view in Howard Greenberg Gallery’s online viewing room from April 9 through May 15, 2020. Depicting challenges impoverished Americans were enduring at the time, with photographs by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Gordon Parks, among others, the exhibition demonstrates the extraordinary power of photography to define an era and inspire social change. Although the exhibition was planned months before the current pandemic situation, the images now take on a new relevance. The exhibition Viewing Room is at: www.howardgreenberg.com/viewing-room/one-third-of-a-nation
As the consequences of the Great Depression, unemployment, poverty and the effects of the Dust Bowl ravaged the country in the 1930s, government programs such as the Farm Security Administration (FSA) were established. The powerful work of the FSA photographers under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal programs ushered in an unprecedented new era for the medium: across the entire nation photography was communicating what words could not.