June 2022

The Dust Bowl Through The Lens of a Photographer

Welcome to The Arts Society Welwyn Garden
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 10:30
The Hawthorne Theatre
Campus West Welwyn Garden City AL8 6BX
Online Event

The mid 1930's were desperate times in the Midwest of the USA. Photographers captured iconic images of this period.

The effects of the Depression were exacerbrated by the Dust Bowl years, and there was  mass migration. The great photographer Dorothea Lange captured some iconic images of this period. This talk looks at these years through the lens of a number of photographers working for the USA Governmnet. It includes the story behind one of the most famous images of the  20th Century. Migrant Mother


Mr Roger Mendham

A keen and accomplished photographer Roger has gained Distinctions from the Royal Photographic Society  and is currently the President of the Surrey Photographic Association. A scientist by background, his interest in art was sparked by his wife’s academic studies into the History of Art and he has a particular interest in 20th century art.  With his focus on the visual aspects of art he has studied the evolution of photography from its earliest days in the early 1800s to becoming a major art form in the late 20th and now 21st centuries. An experienced public speaker, his talks are all richly illustrated with both his own and images from some of the leading photographers in history.