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RSS FeedsMore than 70 `killed negatives` printed especially for exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery
(Artdaily.org)

 
 

16 may 2018 04:46:06

 
More than 70 `killed negatives` printed especially for exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery
(Artdaily.org)
 




Thousands of negatives by American photographers were systematically damaged in the 1930s; these irreparable images were known as ‘killed negatives’. This exhibition puts this little-known act of suppression on display for the first time in a UK institution; more than 70 ‘killed negatives’ have been printed especially for this show. Transformed into conceptual, beautiful pictures, these images are shown alongside original archival material and contemporary artworks. Killed Negatives: Unseen Images of 1930s America extends understanding of the historic photographic initiative undertaken by the Information Division of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) between 1935 and 1944. It revisits how Roy E. Stryker, who ran the project, commissioned photographers
 
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