26 November 2012

Photographs by Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration, September 1935


Title: Photographs by Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration, September 1935 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)
Photographs by Carl Mydans
Edited and with text by Tom Clark
Book design by Yanni Florence
33 Black and white photographs offset printed in tritone on uncoated paper
245mm x 210mm (9.6 x 8.2 inches)
Edition 500
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"“That ominous roominghouse-stairway interior, when I found it, became the signal that keyed this image search (for America, was it?). Having discovered that shot, and reflecting then upon the dark inner-sanctum descent it suggested, I went through the original Mydans “Lots” (the image groups — over a thousand images have survived in these scattered sets of “Lots”, preserved in the archive in random fashion, so that the ordering as we now have it represents my own editing selection and sequencing plan); one thing led to another, and…” - Tom Clark, IN THE SHADOW OF THE CAPITOL"

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