Chicago in the 70s

The Atlantics In Focus hatte vergangene Woche eine Posting-Serie über das America in the 1970s am Start, am schicksten finde ich die Fotos aus Chicago's African-American Community, Links zu den anderen Teilen: New York, The Southwest, Texas, and The Pacific Northwest.

Today's subject is Chicago's African-American community, primarily the South Side, documented by photographer John H. White, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism in 1982. White landed a job with the Chicago Sun Times in 1978, and continued to work there until May of 2013, when the newspaper laid off its entire photojournalism department. His portraits of everyday life stand the test of time, inviting the viewer to travel back a few decades, and see just how we lived. The Documerica Project was put together by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, with a primary goal of documenting adverse effects of modern life on the environment, but photographers were also encouraged to record the daily life of ordinary people, capturing a broad snapshot of America.

Die Bilder stammen aus dem Documerica Project der Environmental Protection Agency, auf Flickr gibt's noch mehr aus der Sammlung. (via Interweb3000)