Photography and Politics in America: From the New Deal Into the Cold War

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In the early and most intense years of the cold war, social documentary photographers often found themselves in ideological turmoil or, worse, in trouble with the government. In Photography and Politics in America, Lili Corbus Bezner argues that many of the photographers of this period retreated from overt political content. Although many critics defended the trend, arguing that truly visionary art transcended politics, Bezner notes that the cold war era effectively silenced some of the most socially engaged photographers ...

Photography and Politics in America: From the New Deal Into the Cold War 1999, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801861871

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