Facing Change: Documenting America

  • Publish Date: 2015-10-25
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Leah Bendavid-Val
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Published in cooperation with the Library of Congress, this astounding collection of images by award-winning photographers tells the story of todays America?and provides an enduring legacy that will inform the way we address our future. On Inauguration Day, 2009, a group of photographers who

were in Washington to document the ceremony began a

conversation that led to the foundation of Facing Change. This

nonprofit collective has a bold mission: to create a new national

portrait of America. Its members include some of the countrys

most celebrated photojournalists. Their vision is inspired by

the Farm Security Administrations project that documented

the Great Depression. Chronicling the challenges of modern

America, these photographs offer compelling stories of people

around the country who are coping with the aftermath of

recent events: immigration, health care, housing, the war in Iraq,

Katrina, the great recession and profound economic disparity.

The book includes images from the original FSA project as well

as interviews with Library of Congress photography experts,

which together illustrate photojournalisms role in engendering

change in America. The Facing Change photographers are each

introduced in intimate essays that describe their history, work,

and aspirations for the project. The photographs revelations?

and their power?tell a collective story that continues to unfold,

that affects every one of us, that will last many lifetimes and, it

is hoped, impact some of the lives it has touched.

Photographers included in the book:

David Burnett

Alan Chin

Donna Ferrato

Danny Wilcox Frazier

Stanley Greene

Andrew Lichtenstein

Carlos Javier Ortiz

Darcy Padilla

Lucian Perkins

Maggie Steber


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