Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Esther Bubley: The Library of Congress

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Providing a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War, each Fields of Vision volume includes an introduction to the life of a Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) photographer with 50 evocative images selected from their work in the Library of Congress's collection. Transporting the viewer to American homes, farms, and streets of the 1930s and 1940s, they offer a glimpse of a new narrative and intimate style ...
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Providing a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War, each Fields of Vision volume includes an introduction to the life of a Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) photographer with 50 evocative images selected from their work in the Library of Congress's collection. Transporting the viewer to American homes, farms, and streets of the 1930s and 1940s, they offer a glimpse of a new narrative and intimate style that defined America.

Esther Bubley was born in Wisconsin in 1921 to Russian Jewish immigrants. Hired as a darkroom assistant at the OWI in 1942, she soon became a field photographer, recording US wartime life from a greyhound bus. After the war Bubley worked for Life, Ladies' Home Journal, Look, McCall's and Harper's Bazaar, reporting from Europe, Central and South America, North Africa, Australia and the Philippines. She died in 1998.

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“Unlike some of her better-known colleagues under the direction of Roy Stryker, Ms. Bubley seemed not to have had a political point of view. Instead, her photos recorded meaningful personal encounters. They are striking for their authenticity — and for their focus on women” James Estrin, New York Times Lens blog

“The images of Esther Bubley have a unique style of capturing a spot of light on the single figure in the frame” Elizabeth Powis, Apogee Photo Magazine

“Bubley’s discreet, delightfully perceptive imagery is worth celebrating” Benjamin Ivry, Forward.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904832485
  • Publisher: D Giles Limited
  • Publication date: 4/16/2010
  • Series: Fields of Vision Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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