References and Further Readings
The key photographers for the Farm Securities Administration and the New Deal are listed below. They were each assigned to a different region of the United States so they would record different people, events, and lives. Each also brought his/her own photographic style and documentation to the assignments. Each name can be searched for more information.
- Arthur Rothstein
- Carl Mydans
- Walker Evans
- Ben Shahn
- Russell Lee
- Marion Post Wolcott
- Gordon Parks
- Dorothea Lange
- John Collier
- Edwin Roskam
- Jack Delano
Library of Congress website about the Farm Security Administration
Gordon, Linda. Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009.
Knepper, Cathy D. Greenbelt, Maryland: A Living Legacy of the New Deal. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University, 2001.
Stange, Maren. Symbols of Ideal Life: Social Documentary Photography in America 1890–1950. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Dorothea Lange quote from Popular Photography, Feb. 1960
Additional Photographic Collections
Farm Security Administration Images from the Library of Congress
Dorothea Lange Images from the U.S. National Archives
Lewis Hine Photographs of the Great Depression from the U.S National Archives