Seeing the FSA: Photogrammar Remixes the Documentary Photography of the Great Depression

Lecture | March 8 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Laura Wexler, Yale University, American Studies Program

 American Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of English, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Phi Beta Kappa Berkeley Chapter

The Photogrammar Project is a web-based platform for organizing, searching and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI). Its development, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, is a vivid example of contemporary image-based Digital Humanities. This lecture explores the additional meanings we can derive from being able to explore this long-beloved archive in this new way.

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