Photography & Politics in America.
From the New Deal into the Cold War.
Text by Lili Corbus Bezner.
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1999. 312 pp., 40 black-and-white illustrations, 6½x9½".
With a highly original contribution to the history of photography in the twentieth century--specifically the era of the New Deal and America's transition into the Cold War--professor Lili Bezner insightfully examines the relationship between politics and the power of photography. A cogently argued text with thoughts on the Photo League, Sid Grossman, Steichen's Family of Man, and the impact of Robert Frank's work.
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