1930s Photography from the Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham AL

Mar 24
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Jun 17
1930s Photography from the Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art

This small exhibition features the work of Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, and Marion Post Wolcott, three photographers who documented the American South during the Great Depression. Images of hardship and hope exist together in photographs representing children in tattered clothes, underemployed young men playing midday checkers, and couples dancing on a Saturday night. Through this selection of photographs, the broader effects of the Great Depression on Alabama and the South are revealed. The

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