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October 1, 2008 Culture Wars Walker Evans, photograph of tenant farmer (Floyd Buroughs) and wife (Allie Mae Burroughs). “ Let us now praise Famous Men , book published 1941 (photographs taken in 1936). James Agee= author who does text Evans- photographer Book= journalist/ other writer pairs up with a photographer. Photos contrast WPA murals. Agee “This book is not art especially not Art” Not a best-seller unti Agee was dead and great depression was far ended. “Hitchhiking from Missoouri to Alabama” Dorothea Lange, from An American Exodus (New York, 1939) An American Exodus (end papers) by Drothea Lange and Paul Taylor (New York, 1939) Mini quotes they would right down by the people they would interview Build up of voices with build up with images Did not originially learn the names No Names= photographers wanted to emphasize the universality of the people’s situations. Also to protect identities (used pseudo names) Migrant Mother= mother really part Cherokee but not mentioned or emphasized
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2010 for the course AHIS 1000 taught by Professor Meier during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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