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
How to book this event:
No requirement to book in advance
Guests £10.00 pay on the day
THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER
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.