Ben Shahn, before his modernist fame, was a photographer for the FSA. Recruited by Walker Evans to join the Resettlement Administration (RA), later named the Farms Security Administration (FSA), Shahn documented the American south with his photography colleagues Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange. During Autumn of 1935, Shahn was active in the French Quarter, capturing city life through his intimate portraiture.

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Ben Shahn, before his modernist fame, was a photographer for the FSA. Recruited by Walker Evans to join the Resettlement Administration (RA), later named the Farms Security Administration (FSA), Shahn documented the American south with his photography colleagues Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange. During Autumn of 1935, Shahn was active in the French Quarter, capturing city life through his intimate portraiture.

Photographer

Ben Shahn

Location

French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date

October 1935

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