Library of Congress Documents Historical and Contemporary American Life

Jun 21, 2011


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The Library of Congress collaborated with the Facing Change: Documenting America photography group to archive and publish a new documentary photography project. Work from the Farm Security Administration, a federal project that documented the American experience of the Great Depression and World War II across all economic levels, will now be available through the Library of Congress. Photographers from that period include Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Gordon Parks. The public can access the 175,000 photos through the Library's Prints and Photographs Division, in the Farm Security Administration Collection and the images are all available online.

Facing Change is a contemporary counterpart to the Farm Security Administration. Founded in 2009, Facing Change documents aspects of daily life in contemporary America. The collaboration will allow the Library of Congress to publish books using the Facing Change images.

(www.loc.gov, www.facingchange.org)