More American Photographs

California Museum of Photography

September 28, 2013 - January 11, 2014



As the United States slowly emerges from its most significant economic downturn since the Great Depression, the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock will present a selection of photographs from the well-known Farm Security Administration program (1935-44). For More American Photographs, twelve contemporary photographers were commissioned to travel the United States, documenting its land and people. This exhibition will present the resulting photographs alongside a number of the original images by the FSA photographers.

The exhibition features new commissions by artists Walead Beshty, Larry Clark, Roe Ethridge, Katy Grannan, William E. Jones, Sharon Lockhart, Catherine Opie, Martha Rosler, Collier Schorr, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, and Hank Willis Thomas. Also included are historical photographs by Esther Bubley, John Collier, Marjory Collins, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Edwin Locke, Pare Lorentz, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, Marion Post Wolcott, and other anonymous FSA photographers.

This exhibition is organized by the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco.

Image: Dorothea Lange, Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California, 1936 (detail). Courtesy the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.






Image Galleries


  • Dorothea Lange

    Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California, 1936

    Courtesy the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.




  • Katy Grannan

    Untitled, Bakersfield, California, 2011

    Archival pigment print. Courtesy the artist and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco




  • Installation view with portrait of Roy Stryker

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with work by Sharon Lockhart

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov





  • Installation view with work by Larry Clark

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with work by Walead Beshty

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with works by Alec Soth and Katy Grannan

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with work by Martha Rosler

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with work by Hank Willis Thomas

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with work by Hank Willis Thomas

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with work by Catherine Opie

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with works by Collier Schorr and Stephen Shore

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with work by Collier Schorr

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with work by Stephen Shore

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with work by Roe Ethridge

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with works by Roe Ethridge and William E. Jones

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with work by William E. Jones

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov





  • Installation view with portraits of FSA photographers

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov





  • Installation view

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with photographs by John Vachon and Marion Post Wolcott

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with photographs by Dorthea Lange

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation view with photographs by Walker Evans

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




  • Installation View

    Photo by Nikolay Maslov




Events in Focus

Film

The Dance of Reality

Screening - Friday, September 5, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, September 6, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7pm


Performance

Los Vendidos by Luis Valdez

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7pm - 9pm

A staged reading of the one-act play