The best of four years,
This review is from: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott: The Library of Congress (Fields of Vision) (Paperback)
Marion Post Wolcott's work was the third book in this excellent and inexpensive series (now up to nine) on the FSA photographers. Nicely all the books follow the same format of an introductory essay followed by fifty black and white photos, though some are in colour, taken between 1936 and 1943.
Marion Post joined the FSA in 1938 when she was twenty-eight and resigned, after she married Lee Wolcott, in 1942. Francine Prose, in the book's introduction, suggests she left because of her disappointment with the government relief program.
The fifty photos (nine in colour) are a wonderful selection of Post Wolcott's work and fortunately not all of them show rural poverty. Included is her 1940 shot of a winter's evening in Woodstock, Vermont, always in the top ten of print requests from the Library of Congress. Another photo shows Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion house from 1941 and shot in Kansas City, nothing could be further from any pre-conceived image of FSA photos. Nearly all the pictures are exteriors and most include people.
This book captures four years work from this talented photographer, after 1942 she only used the camera as a hobby. Jack Hurley's book 'Marion Post Wolcott: a photographic journey' is an excellent pictorial biography if you want to know more.
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