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Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project


Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 9781907804151
Price: £20.00
Your price: £18.00
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Publisher's Description

The 1970s were more than leisure suits, streaking and disco; as this volume shows the ‘70s witnessed profound changes in politics, society and economy. 100 remarkable colour photographs, sourced from over 20,000 DOCUMERICA images taken between 1972 and 1978 and now in the U.S. National Archives, highlight the achievements of the decade, capturing its growing environmental awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity.

Drawing inspiration from the depression-era Farm Security Administration (FSA) photography project, DOCUMERICA photographers created a portrait of mid 70s America featuring small Midwestern towns, barrios in the Southwest, and coal mining communities in Appalachia. Their assignments were as varied as African American life in Chicago, urban renewal in Kansas City, commuters in Washington, DC, and migrant farm workers in Colorado. Included are iconic images such as "Hitchhiker with His Dog, 'Tripper' on U.S. 66" by Charles O'Rear and "Approaching Logan Airport" by Michael Philip Manheim.

You can scour the archives yourself.

Publisher: GILES in association with the Foundation for the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Size: 280 × 240 mm

144 pages, 120 colour illustrations