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Documenting the Face of America:
Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers

This documentary film, airing tonight at 10PM on PBS, shows how Roy Stryker turned a small government agency's New Deal project to document poverty into a collection of thousands of images of American life in the 1930's and early 40's.
This project helped shape modern documentary photography. The film includes excerpts from the diaries and shooting scripts belonging to Stryker and the photographers, including Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Russell Lee, Gordon Parks, Ben Shahn and others.

Dorothea Lange (1939)

Ben Shahn (1935)
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