Lyndhurst, Porch, and University Galleries
Captain Gabriela Ordonez-Mackey, U.S. Army, 2008. Photograph by Sascha Pflaeging.
The photographs taken by the Library of Congress’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) team—composed of Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Russell Lee, and others, under the leadership of Roy Emerson Stryker—include some of the most recognizable images of rural and small-town America during the Great Depression. Beginning in 1935, the team captured at least 175,000 black-and-white images of...
Porch and University Galleries
In recognition of mutual interests in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies started an international competition in 2010, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established.
Photograph by Joel Mora On September 12, 2001, the day after devastating terrorist attacks shook the country, conversations at the American Folklife Center recalled Alan Lomax’s response to another historic breach of U.S. territory. On December 8, 1941, Lomax, then in charge of the Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song, called on a team of historians and folklorists to collect...