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Regionalism, Photography and the Great Depression

Regionalism, Photography and the Great Depression

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will explore Regionalism, Photography, and the Great Depression.
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Notes on "Regionalism, Photography, and the Great Depression"

Key Terms


An American art movement during the 1930s characterized by depictions of realistic rural scenes.

Social realism

Part of FSA, an art movement whose artists focused on ‘everyday conditions of the working class.’


Farm Security Administration. First developed to assist resettlement of rural populations, the program was responsible for supporting a highly prolific photography and writing program that documented life during the Depression.

Image Credits

Benton, People of Chilmark, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:People-of-Chilmark-Benton-1920-lrg.jpg , Allie Mae Burroughs; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Allie_Mae_Burroughs_print.jpg, Floyd Burroughs; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Floyd_Burroughs_sharecropper.jpg, Grant Wood, American Gothic, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grant_Wood_-_American_Gothic_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg, Migrant Mother, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lange-MigrantMother02.jpg, Gordon Parks, American Gothic, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gordon_Parks_-_American_Gothic.jpg