Northwest Neighbors Village Virtual Speaker Series
Russell Lee: A New Deal Photographer’s Life and Legacy Tuesday, November 9 at 11:00 am Speaker: Mary Jane Appel
Author Mary Jane Appel will speak about New Deal photographer Russell Lee, the most prolific photographer of the now celebrated Farm Security Administration (FSA), a documentary project which pictured American life between 1935 and 1943.
Of the 63,000 prints in the FSA Collection, now at the Library of Congress, Lee created 19,000, more than twice the amount of any other FSA photographer. He was the longest tenured and most widely traveled photographer on the legendary FSA team — which included Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans. Living out of his car, Lee photographed life in 29 states between 1936 and 1942. Register here.