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A poor picture: the failure of concerned photography to arouse social change

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Kowalski, Shelley Kara (main author)
Format:
Abstract
Publication Date:
1997
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 162
Subject Term:
change, communicators, coverage, distribution, information issues, information needs, media effectiveness, photographs, photography, reporting, roles, rural development, social change, social factors, visual communication, Farm Security Administration
Notes:
Conference paper, Society for the Study of Social Problems. 2 pages., "The lines between art photography, documentary, and photojournalism have increasingly blurred since the early 1980s." Author cites Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" image [disseminated through the Farm Security Administration] as an emblematic piece of concerned photography "now ubiquitous in realms quite removed from social concern for poverty."