Mar 02 2010
The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library is proud to present the traveling exhibit “Capturing the Times: Photographs of the Farm Security Administration, 1936-1941.”
Historic photos taken between 1936 and 1941 by a group of photographers working for the U.S. Farm Security Administration capture the essence of the nation as it worked toward recovering from the Great Depression.
These photographs have played a significant role in defining the nature of documentary photography and received critical acclaim for their emotionally powerful images of everyday life in extreme social, economical, and environmental conditions.
The images in this exhibit are an important part of the nation’s visual memory during this time. Included are Dust Bowl scenes, portraits of rehabilitation clients, images of striking miners, farm actions, and 4-H club fairs in their depiction of life in Kansas.
The exhibit is open to the public throughout March. Library hours are 7:45 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Friday; and 1-9 p.m., Sunday.
For more information, contact the SCCC/ATS Library at 620-417-1160.
Capturing the Times: Photographs of the Farm Security Administration, 1936-1941 was produced by the Kansas Historical Society and is part of the Kansas Interpretive Traveling Exhibits Service.