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