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Colorized Depression

Posted in Image Discovery!, Photography with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2010 by michaelchernoff

On twitter there was a post during the Great Depression commissioned by the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. The photos feature mostly rural farm communities and factory towns or pubic works. Walker Evans and his crew have received most of a claim for their depression documentation of the Dust Bowl and its Black and White collective created a vital and desperate tone for the American public and poor. These color photos seem to more about finding a balance of fruition and poverty through FDR’s stimulus and social aid programs in the 30’s and 40’s. The pictures have a lot more black citizenry and women working than I have seen in the Dust Bowl FSA documents. The black and white photos are a call of defeat while the color is a sounding of fighting poverty.

Seeing the era in color also makes me think why the “Obamavilles” are not being covered. Maybe a new committee has to be formed like the ones in the darker days.

Dana Schultz Research

Posted in Image Discovery!, Painting with tags , , , , on October 23, 2009 by michaelchernoff

From a source of advisement, it was suggested that I check out Dana Schultz’s paintings online. What I’ve found are contemporary pieces that I can connect my own color choice and deformity to other creations. Looking at Dana’s images brings back gross memories of manga’s like Gyo or Parasite for me. She just crams so much context in her frames…and not to put it on the same level but it reminds me of my own paintings and how unkept and smooshed they are. I’m thinking of looking to her work as a study for my upcoming painting which will be my largest canvas yet.