Rus­sell Lee: Mu­si­cians at a square dance, Pie Town, New Mex­ico 1940, ge­latin sil­ver print

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Gov­er­nor's Gallery, New Mex­ico State Capi­tol, 4th Floor, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-986-4589 The Farm Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion, a New Deal-era fed­eral agency, was es­tab­lished to com­bat poverty in ru­ral ar­eas dur­ing the Great De­pres­sion. But it is bet­ter known for the pi­o­neer­ing work of doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phers work­ing un­der its aus­pices, in­clud­ing Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Rus­sell Lee. As­signed to doc­u­ment the West and Mid­west, Lee shot photo es­says on Span­ish-speak­ing peo­ples in Texas and home­stead­ers in Pie Town, New Mex­ico. Rus­sell Lee's FSA Pho­tog­ra­phy in New Mex­ico ,an ex­hibit of Lee's im­ages from the New Mex­ico Mu­seum of Art's New Mex­ico Farm Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion Col­lec­tion, opens at the Gov­er­nor's Gallery of the State Capi­tol on Fri­day, Jan. 4. There is no re­cep­tion.

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