American Social Documentary Photography fom the '60s to '90s

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Photography's role as a communicator of the complex and complicated have never been more amplified in the 20th century. From the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Liberation, the Vietnam War and the protests, the financial crisis of the '70s and the shattering of the "American Dream", here are three decades of American history that marks some of the most important moments, taken by none other than the most respected photographers.

“Young Girl at Beach, New Jersey”, 1977 Courtesy of Wilson Centre for Photography. © Mark Cohen; "Las Vegas (Yellow Shirt Guy at Pinball Machine)" from Los Alamos Folio 4, 1965-68 © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New; "Karate Stance, Wilkes-Barre, PA”, 1977 Courtesy of Wilson Centre for Photography. © Mark Cohen;

The late 20th century paved the way and gave voices to those unheard in the Land of the Free. From its ultra-capitalist culture, America shifted to human empathy, and it's thanks to the photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark to Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, Diane Arbus, Ming Smith, Bill Hudson, and Milton Rogovin, The best of "social landscaping" happened during this era.

States of America: Photography from the Civil Rights Movement to the Reagan Era at the Nottingham Contemporary, Great Britain which will run through November 26.

"Memphis", from the Los Alamos series, 1965–68 © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Wilson Centre for Photography; "I Wanted Christina to Learn Some Responsibility for Cleaning Her Room, But it Didn't Work", 1973 Photography Bill Owens; "Las Vegas (Woman Walking on Sidewalk)", 1965-1968 © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Wilson Centre for Photography

Images are from Dazed Digital.

written by lomographymagazine on 2017-10-02 #news #color-photography #american-photography #photography-history

One Comment

  1. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    I love William Eggleston. He is the GENIUS of Color Photography. I love his books: "Los Alamos Revisited", "2 1/4", "Chromes" and "William Eggleston Guide", and I'm waiting for the coming soon "Election Eve".

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