The selected images are black-and-white photographs by prominent American artists. They present a variety of urban and rural environments as well as social and political conditions. Throughout this module, consider the documentary potential of photography and take note of the various perspectives on the American landscape the artists present.
Jacob August Riis. Bandits' Roost, 59 1/2 Mulberry Street. 1888
Walker Evans. A Graveyard and Steel Mill in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 1935
Dorothea Lange. Funeral Cortege, End of an Era in a Small Valley Town, California, 1938. 1938
Helen Levitt. New York. 1940
Garry Winogrand. John F. Kennedy, Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles from the portfolio Big Shots. 1960
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