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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Depression-era Arkansas topic of new photography book

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 4:12 PM

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A new book of photography from University of Arkansas Press, “It’s All Done Gone: Arkansas Photographs from the Farm Security Administration Collection, 1935-1943,” contains over 200 images of Depression-era Arkansas from Ben Shahn, Arthur Rothstein, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Russell Lee and other photographers.

Author Patsy G. Watkins, who chose the images from around a quarter-million photos in the FSA collection, “joined these photographs with discussions on the topics most relevant to Depression-era Arkansans, including cotton; tenant farmers, sharecroppers, and rehabilitation clients; resettlement farms; and the Flood of 1937,” a press release reads.

Watkins, who recently retired as professor and former chair of the University’s journalism department, will sign copies of the book at the Fayetteville Public Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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