Subject matter Arthur Rothstein worked as the first hired photographer for the Farm Security Administration and is considered among America's premier photojournalists. Throughout his career, he photographed a range of subjects with social commentary being a primary concern. One of his early projects was photographing tenancies in 1937 and effects of the Resettlement Administration in the South. This photograph of a young girl at Gee's Bend, Alabama, illustrates the living conditions of the settlements, while also providing a moving commentary on social inequality through the framing of the young girl next to a newspaper advertisement of a prosperous blonde, white woman.
Physical Description A photograph of a young girl looking out of a window in a log cabin. The inside of the wooden window is pasted with newspaper advertisements.
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