"The legacy of Russell Lee's documentary photography is profound," said Dr. Don Carleton, director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. "From his work with the photographic unit of the Federal Farm Security Administration during the Depression, his controversial study of Spanish-speaking people in Texas, and his political work as a photographer for the Texas Observer, Russell evidenced a singular compassion for the human condition."
This traveling exhibition of photographs by renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee draws from the magnificent archive that he donated to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History just prior to his death in 1986. Russell Lee Photographs offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera and goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that Lee produced from 1947 through 1977. Sections include:
Russell Lee Photographs is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Russell Lee Photographs is made possible in part by a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
To view the Russell Lee photograph collection at The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
|37 framed, black-and-white photographs
1 introductory text panel
1 biographical text panel
4 thematic text panels
|126 linear feet of wall space
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|Travels in 2 wooden crates:
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