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On Exhibit: What We Saw

October 30, 2018

What We Saw

On Exhibit in Blowers Gallery: November 1–16, 2018

Images made for the Resettlement and Farm Security Administrations in the 1930s documented dire environmental conditions in rural America caused by drought, erosion, and crop-killing pests such as grasshoppers, all exacerbated by the collapse of the stock market and economic depression. The result was widespread need and desperation in the American heartland. Photographs by Arthur Rothstein and others provided visual evidence of the extent of the crisis as well as justification for new federal programs to help alleviate the suffering.

This event is part of the larger photo+sphere photography events in Asheville taking place November 7-11th. For more information and a schedule of events please visit www.photoplusavl.com

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