• Framing Race in Personal and Political Spaces: New Deal Photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Portraits in Domestic Settings

    Author(s):
    Jennifer Wingate (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    American art, Material culture, History of photography, Art history, Photography
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Gordon Parks, Jack Delano, Social Documentary Photography, political art
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/363x-ye19
    Abstract:
    New Deal photographers working for the Farm Securities Administration and the Office of War Information framed Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) portraits on display in domestic interiors to reflect their own perspectives on national politics. The portraits were significant not only for the subjects of the photographs but also for the photographers who decided when and how to capture these interiors on film. Similarities and differences between Jack Delano’s and Gordon Parks’s early 1940s photographs of FDR portraits in American homes highlight this period’s political tensions involving war, domestic unrest, and the beginnings of the civil rights movement.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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