Marion Post Wolcott (1910-1990)
Farm Security Administration photographs documenting the depression in the South between 1938 and 1942.
Most Popular Images:
''Negroes Jitterbugging in a Juke Joint on Saturday Night, Clarksdale, MS, 1939''; ''Negro Using Outside Stairway for 'Colored' to Enter Movie Theatre, Belzoni, MS, 1939''; ''Picnic on Running Board of Car, Sarasota, Fl,'' 1941.
Did you know ... ?
Her older sister, Helen, was considered the family artist; Marion was considered ''the pretty one.''Marion studied with Franz Boa. She lived in Iran, Egypt, and India. Upon hearing a speech by Adolf Hitler in Berlin, Marion dedicated her life to progressive political activism against facism. She married in 1942 and quit working professionally as a photographer until the 1970s.
''My principal concern is to challenge photographers to document - in mixed media if they wish, or even just record in still photographs as well as film and video - our present quality of life, the causes of malaise in our society- and the world- the evidences of it.''