Yesterday, the launch of a new texting feature designed to inform our users of important breaking news and feature photos from our collection was successful. Within just a few minutes the photo “Blue Lives Matter“, taken of some members of the Memphis, Tennessee (c.1954) police department on the firing range was delivered to all of our users either by text or email depending on their preference. This launch was directed only to those users who have subscribed to our newsletter and had been announced in this blog, within our newsletter and on our Facebook page. We would suggest that for those who want to continue to receive these notifications to please provide us with a phone number rather than an email address if needed for breaking news.
One of the most respected photographers of the Farm Security Administration during the 1930s was Walker Evans. Evans’ subjects were varied, but he is perhaps best well known for his images of advertising signs. His work stands out from some of his contemporaries such as Arthur Rothstein, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, John Vachon, Marion Post Wolcott and others because of the uniqueness of his style.