Seeing America : women photographers between the wars / Melissa A. McEuen.
- Paperback edition.
- Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2004.
1 online resource (374 p.)
- Women photographers -- United States -- Biography.
Documentary photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Electronic books.
- Seeing America explores the camera work of five women who directed their visions toward influencing social policy and cultural theory. Taken together, they visually articulated the essential ideas occupying the American consciousness in the years between the world wars.Melissa McEuen examines the work of Doris Ulmann, who made portraits of celebrated artists in urban areas and lesser-known craftspeople in rural places; Dorothea Lange, who magnified human dignity in the midst of poverty and unemployment; Marion Post Wolcott, a steadfast believer in collective strength as the antidote to social
- Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Documentarian with Props: Doris Ulmann's Vision of an Ideal America; 2 Portraitist as Documentarian: Dorothea Lange's Depiction of American Individualism; 3 A Radical Vision on Film: Marion Post's Portrayal of Collective Strength; 4 Of Machines and People: Margaret Bourke-White's Isolation of Primary Components; 5 Modernism Ascendant: Berenice Abbott's Perception of the Evolving Cityscape; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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