About the FSA and OWI archive
FSA (Farm Security Administration) - Farm Security Administration, an American federal agency (formerly the Resettlement Administration, 1935-1937) created to fight rural poverty in the United States during the Great Depression. Widely known for its photographic program (1935-1942), which in different years employed such photographers as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Gordon Parks, Marion Post Walcott, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Schoen, John Vashon, Russell Lee, Jack Delano, John Collier, Carl Meadans, etc.
Roy Stryker, who headed the FSA's photographic program, managed to create a huge photographic archive consisting of more than 250,000 black and white and about 1600 color photographs (including the OWI collection).
OWI (Office of War Information) - Office of War Information. It was formed in 1942 for the purpose of creating a large-scale information and propaganda campaign about the participation of the United States in World War II.
Now the FSA and OWI photo archive is stored in the Library of Congress and is publicly available.
The exhibition features photographs by 11 authors: Marion Post Walcott, Russell Lee, John Vashon, John Collier, Jack Delano, Arthur Rothstein, Louise Rosskam, Alfred Palmer, Howard Hollem, Andreas Feininger, Arthur Siegel.