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Photographers of the Great Depression

             From the pages of Vogue to the beaches of Normandy, photographers have.
             captured the inner beauty and turmoil of the worlds most famous people and events, and.
             even some that are not. Photographers like Cecil Beaton, Robert Capa, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Philippe Hallsman, Arnold Newman, and Irving Penn, captured the emotions of the Great Depression and the hearts of all who have seen them. .
             Cecil Beaton lived From 1904 to 1980. Beaton was most famous for his photography. He worked for Vogue magazine until the mid 1950's. In 1937, he was appointed court photographer to the Royal Family. .
             Robert Capa lived from 1913 to 1954. Capa became a war photographer in order to express his loathing of war. He covered the Spanish Civil war in 1936. During World War II , he produced dramatic, slightly blurred, D-Day photographs. However, only a few of these compelling photographs survived a dark room accident. Robert Capa was killed in Vietnam in 1954.
             Alfred Eisenstaedt lived from 1898 to 1995. Eisenstaedt came to the United States in 1935 and became a member of the team preparing the publication of a new magazine called "Life". What helped him, and other European photographers on that magazine to assert their own style, was the rise of the London "Picture Post" in 1938.
             Walker Evans lived from 1903 to 1975. Evans originally wanted to become a writer, but after discovering his passion for photography, he went on to become one of America's best documentary photographers. In 1935, Evans joined the Farm Security Administration (FSA) recording the poverty of America's rural population. The great Depression, starting with the Wall Street Crash in 1929, coupled with the Dust Bowl disaster in Oklahoma, made it a period of extreme hardship.
             Dorothea Lange lived from 1885 to 1965. Lange was one of the best FSA photographers. She toured the South where she found the most impoverished and desperate victims of the depression, the Blacks.

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