On June 21 about forty people spent a fun evening on the CDS porch and in the Kreps Gallery competing in a silent auction for some fine, classic documentary imagery—thirty-five prints from the exhibit Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes from America’s Heartland.* Attendees were passionately enthusiastic about the exhibition; fortified by music, libations, cherries, peanuts, okra pickles, watermelon rind pickles, pimiento cheese, and biscuits, they bid on every print; the proceeds will benefit the CDS exhibitions program.
The top three prints of the evening were:
“In the roundhouse…” by Russell Lee
“Saying grace…” also by Russell Lee
“Shulman’s Market…” by Louise Rosskam
Go to fullcolordepression.com to see the all of the works, or better still come see them in the gallery. The exhibition runs through July 23.
*The large-scale color prints—images taken by the famous Farm Security Administration photo team in the 1930s and 1940s—were donated to CDS by curator Bruce Jackson. Using files made from the original color transparencies archived at the Library of Congress, Jackson restored and printed a representative selection of these rare Kodachrome images for the exhibit.