From Riches to Rags: American Photography in the Depression

Exhibition Website

Aug 13 2017 - Dec 31 2017

The Jazz Age gave way to the Great Depression on October 29, 1929, when the American stock market crashed. The following decade was marked by massive unemployment, deepened by a drought that created the Dust Bowl, which transformed tens of thousands of farm families into migrants. Drawing from the museum’s superb holdings of early twentieth-century photography, From Riches to Rags examines photographers’ responses to the social upheaval and economic distress that characterized American life in the 1930s.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Photography
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Walker Evans
  • Alfred Stieglitz
  • James Van Der Zee
  • Paul Strand
  • Arthur Rothstein
  • Lawrence Blazey
  • Imogen Cunningham
  • and others

Exhibition Venues & Dates