Category: Photography in History

“The Birth of Documentary Photography: Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine”, by Rick Halpern

My last column exploring the heyday of American documentary photography in the Depression era raises an interesting question:  what were

“Beyond Dorothea Lange: Farm Security Administration Photographers Document the Great Depression”, by Rick Halpern

The 1930s were a formative period for documentary photography in the United States.  The twin phenomena of the Great Depression

“Alfred Stieglitz and the Making of Modern Photography”, by Rick Halpern

Most readers have at least a passing familiarity with Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), the early twentieth-century photographer and impresario, but it