The exhibit, Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes from America's Heartland, showcases photographs taken by some of the members of the Library of Congress’ FSA team—composed of Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Russell Lee and others, under the leadership of Roy Emerson Stryker—who captured lesser-known color images of cities, towns and the countryside throughout America’s heartland using a film called Kodachrome. Only 1,615 of these images survive today and, until recently, most had not been seen since they were initially processed more than half a century ago.
Curator Bruce Jackson, a photographer himself, has selected, printed and, in some instances, restored a representative group of images that have been on view in the gallery since January. Bruce is also donating the eight 24-by-30 and 27 30-by-24 digital pigment fiber prints from Full Color Depression to the CDS, which is hosting a public auction of the photos on Thursday from 6-9pm. All prints start at $100 and will proceed in $10 increments. Bidding closes at 8:15pm.
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