Skid Row, San Francisco, California (Great Depression), 1937
A mother and children rest as they and over 40 men, women and children camp out at City Hall in St. Louis, Mo., April 29, 1936, the heights of the Great Depression. When a St. Louis alderman took no action to increase relief appropriations, protesters descended upon City Hall and threatened to stay “‘til hell freezes over or we get relief.” They started their second day in the building this day.
Sasha Stone, Sylvester in Berlin, 1928
Clyfford Still with PH-1024, 1976
Photographed by Patricia Still. © City and County of Denver, courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum Archives.
John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld; 19 June 1891 – 26 April 1968) was an artist and a pioneer in the use of art as a political weapon. Some of his photomontages were anti-Nazi and anti-fascist statements. Heartfield also created book jackets for authors such as Upton Sinclair, as well as stage sets for such noted playwrights as Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Piscator.
Richard Avedon by Jacques-Henri Lartigue 1966. Avedon got his start photographing identification pictures for the Merchant Marines, later moving on to pursue fashion photography & portraiture.