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Tag: Photography

Melting

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Fascinated by these photographs by David Tribby of civic decay in Gary, Indiana, which reminded me of Karl Marx’s words, “All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.”

America in Colour

This is one of several photos featured in a blog by the Denver Post on a great collection of colour photos of the United States taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information between 1939 and 1943.  The photos belong to the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.

Visually stunning,  they’re also a great example of how historical photographs can be presented on the web in an uncluttered, unfussy way that lets the photographs tell their own stories.  Here’s the link: http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/26/captured-america-in-color-from-1939-1943/