Symbols of ideal life : social documentary photography in America, 1890-1950 /

"The documentary style that dominates American photography had its origins in the social reform publicity campaigns at the turn of this century. Maren Stange traces the history of this genre and its main participants, who include Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn,...

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Main Author: Stange, Maren.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
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Main Author:Stange, Maren.
Summary:"The documentary style that dominates American photography had its origins in the social reform publicity campaigns at the turn of this century. Maren Stange traces the history of this genre and its main participants, who include Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Russell Lee."--Page 2 of cover.

The documentary style that dominates American photography had its origins in the social reform publicity campaigns of the turn of the century. This book traces the history of this genre and its main participants, including Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Russell Lee.

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Physical Description:xvii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-177).
ISBN:0521324416
9780521324410
0521424291
9780521424295