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Lee, Russell 1903-1986

Overview
Works: 144 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 2,346 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  History  Local history  Biography‡vPictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Photographs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Russell Lee
Roy Stryker, U.S.A., 1943-1950 : the Standard Oil (New Jersey) photography project by Steven W Plattner( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell Lee's FSA photographs of Chamisal and Peñasco, New Mexico by Russell Lee( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Deal and Folk Culture Series. 86 of the 250 photographs taken by Lee for the Farm Security Administration, July 1940. Remarkable portrait of the villagers, village life, adobe construction, handicrafts. Essays on Lee and the villages by Wroth (former curator of Taylor Museum), Charles L. Briggs (Vassar), Alan Fern (National Portrait Gallery).The thoughtfulness and thoroughness that went into the development of this book make it extraordinarily valuable"--Fern Lyon, New Mexico Magazine, from alibris.com
Far from Main Street : three photographers in depression-era New Mexico by Russell Lee( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New Deal agencies hired some of the country's most talented photographers of the twentieth century to document the lives of rural Americans during the Great Depression and its aftermath. This moving record bears witness to the struggling people in northern New Mexico determined to succeed through the lenses of Russell Lee, John Collier, Jr., and Jack Delano"--Publisher's website
Images of Depression-era Louisiana : the FSA photographs of Ben Shahn, Russell Lee, and Marion Post Wolcott( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, the U.S. government famously sent photographers across the country to document on film the need for federal assistance in rural areas. Dorothea Lange?s well-known image Migrant Mother came from this effort, along with thousands of other photographs. Ben Shahn, Russell Lee, and Marion Post Wolcott contributed to this compelling body of images. As primary photographers for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) in the state of Louisiana, the three took more than 2,600 photographs, recording the modest homes, family gatherings, and working lives of citizens across the state. In Images of Depression-Era Louisiana, Bryan Giemza and Maria Hebert-Leiter curate more than 150 of those photographs, offering a riveting collection that captures this pivotal time in Louisiana?s history
Ground : a reprise of photographs from the Farm Security Administration by Bill McDowell( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs in 'Ground' are taken from an archive of 145,000 images from 1935-1943 for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), a New Deal agency ... within the Department of Agriculture ... The FSA photography division was run ... by Roy Stryker, who ... routinely damaged FSA negatives with a hole punch to prevent them from being printed. Some of the negatives he punched (referred to by the FSA as 'killed') were poor exposures or had been ruined already by faulty development ... while others had no technical flaws ... It is likely that Roy Stryker's ... only goal was to destroy undesirable negatives. But in his act of censorship Stryker wrested the photograph from its maker and unwittingly created a new picture ... Each photograph in 'Ground' is the result of 3 separate acts of picture-making : the original photographer's deliberate compositional and contextual decisions, Stryker's hole punch, and my re-contextualization ... By narrowing the scope of photographs to that of land and agriculture I've tried to construction an elemental relationship with the 1930s through our common reliance on the soil ... The photographers whose work is represented in this book are Paul Carter, Walker Evans, Theodor Jung, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, and Marion Paul Wolcott
Pie Town revisited by Arthur Drooker( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell Lee : retrospective exhibition, 1934-64 : February 28-March 29, 1965, Upper Gallery by Russell Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell Lee, photographer by Russell Lee( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief biography of the photographer followed by his photographs of people and places
Displaced : Manzanar, 1942-1945, the Incarceration of Japanese Americans( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of photographs taken at the Manzanar internment camp where Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. Dorothea Lange was hired by the WRA to photograph the mass evacuation; she worked into the first months of the internment until she was fired by WRA staff for her "sympathetic" approach. Many of her photographs were seized by the government and largely unseen by the public for a half century. More than a year later, Manzanar Project Director Ralph Merritt hired Ansel Adams to document life at the camp. Lange and Adams were also joined by WRA photographers Russell Lee, Clem Albers and Francis Stewart. Two Japanese internees, Toyo Miyatake and Jack Iwata, secretly photographed life within the camp with a smuggled camera
My Pie Town by Debbie Grossman( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell Lee photographs : images from the Russell Lee photograph collection at the Center for American History by Russell Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Russell Lee is widely acclaimed as one of the most outstanding documentary photographers of the twentieth century. His images of American life during the Great Depression, created for the Farm Security Administration between 1936 and 1942, hold a preeminent place in one of history's best-known and most useful photographic collections. This famous body of work demonstrates Lee's extraordinary ability to reveal the humanity of his subjects and to become a part of the communities he photographed. It also displays Lee's superior technical ability - his legendary skill in using a flash enabled Lee to create some of the finest candids in the history of photography. Russell Lee Photographs is the first book to show the full range and quality of Lee's entire oeuvre beyond the FSA work, as well as the first major publication of his photographs since F. Jack Hurley's 1978 book, Russell Lee: Photographer (long out of print). The book contains over 140 images, 101 of which have never appeared in book publication. The photographs are grouped into suites of images that represent all of Lee's important, non-FSA subjects: early work from New York City and Woodstock; the Spanish-speaking people of Texas; the mentally and physically disabled; political campaigns, including the Kennedy-Johnson campaign of 1960; commercial work for chemical and other companies; a portfolio of images of Italy; and quintessential scenes of small-town life." "Setting Lee's images in context are a foreword by John Szarkowski, one of America's leading photography curators and critics, and an introduction by Lee's friend and fellow photography educator J.B. Colson, who offers fascinating personal insights into Lee's life and career."--Jacket
Study of the Spanish-speaking people of Texas( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Study of Spanish-Speaking people of Texas" series consists of more than 900 images taken by Russell Lee between April and July 1949 in Corpus Christi, San Angelo, San Antonio, and El Paso ... Among the many subject areas are families, children, schools, churches, housing, migrant workers, professions, trades and vocations, businesses, community organizations, health and homecare, politics, and leisure activities"--Page 1 of Website
Sights & sounds of the FSA( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1935 and 1943, a small government agency established by President Roosevelt, the Farm Security Administration (FSA), commissioned exceptional photographers such as Dorthea Lange, Walker Evans, and Marion Post Wolcott to chronicle the impact of the Great Depression on the people of America. Poignant sound recordings from migrant camps accompany the images and help convey the struggles and triumphs of the period."
The Burlington route in focus : the Granger country photography of Russell Lee and Esther Bubley by James J Reisdorff( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographer Russell Lee( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pioneer of flash photography, who criss-crossed America for thirty years, taking his photographs
J. Frank Dobie of Texas. Photography by Russell Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Threads of culture : photography in New Mexico 1939-1943 : Russell Lee, John Collier, Jr., Jack Delano : the Pinewood Collection of FSA photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico by Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico)( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Indian pictures" : the portrayal of Native Americans in FSA photography by Morgen Alix Young( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographer, Russell Lee : a documentary( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary biography of the great American social photographer Russell Lee, a pioneer of flash photography and early codachrome. Born in Ottawa, Illinois in 1903, trained as a chemical engineer, Lee began his creative life as a painter while living in the artists' community of Woodstock, N.Y. in 1929. In 1936 he joined the Historical Section of the Resettlement Administration (later the Farm Security Administration) in Washington as a photographer. His job was to document the conditions of social, economic and cultural life in those portions of this country that had suffered most in the 1930s from the Depression and the great drought. He amassed a large body of work, some 50,000 photographs, that can be seen in the FSA File at the Library of Congress and the Photographic Files of the National Archives in Washington. In recent years he has taught photography at the Unviersity of Texas in Austin. The film consists of interviews with Lee himself and others interspersed with series of examples of his work
Lumber camps in northern Minnesota, May-Sept. 1937 : comprehensive view of logging camp operations near Effie ... by Russell Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Far from Main Street : three photographers in depression-era New Mexico
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