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

Lecture | March 8 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Laura Wexler, Professor, Yale University

 Department of English, American Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Berkeley Art History Department, Phi Beta Kappa Berkeley Chapter, The National Phi Beta Kappa Society

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.