FSA outtakes in London England exhibition


FSA outtake shot by Ben Shaun

Toronto. We all (well, most of us older folk) remember the fabulous photos commissioned by the Farm Service Agency, now part of the US Department of Agriculture. The iconic shots recorded the impact of the 1930s depression on American farmers. The photographs were often featured in coffee-table sized books some forty or more years ago. Did you ever wonder about the outtakes (or censored/discarded stills)?

Thanks to George Dunbar and his diligence, George discovered that the outtakes will be in a London England exhibition as announced by this article in the Guardian. Shown above is an “untitled photograph by Ben Shahn, possibly related to Family of rehabilitation client, Boone County, Arkansas. Photograph: Library of Congress.

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