Chicago - three photos by Russell Lee

Tavern on southside of Chicago, Illinois.
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1941 Apr.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection


The organist at a rollerskating rink. Chicago, Illinois.
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1941 Apr.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection


Children of family on relief playing. Chicago, Illinois.
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1941 Apr.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection

We have featured three photographers who worked for the Farm Security Administration; Ester Bubley, Dorothea Lange and Marjory Collins.
Today I have browsed the photos by Russell Lee ( there are 5 000) in the FSA/OWI online archive. To me he is one of the most notable photographers of this era and I will publish a selection of his work in the coming weeks. - Mr Urbano

"Of all the FSA photographers, Russell Lee created the largest body of work and covered the greatest geographic territory. He photographed in 29 states. From wheat fields in Walla Walla to tenements in the Bronx,from pay day in a Minnesota lumber town to life in a small Texas town, Russell Lee traversed the country for six years, exploring and creating a visual document of life in America during one of its most desperate eras"
Read full article about Russell Lee
[Text adapted from an exhibition catalog essay “The Man Who Made America’s Portrait: Russell Lee 1903-1986” by Mary Jane Appel.]

Comments

Rhonda Prince said…
Great choice...thank you for sharing these!