The Living New Deal presents:
ART OF THE NEW DEAL series of webinars
New Deal Photography through the Lens of Arthur Rothstein
At age 20, New York photographer Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985) began documenting the Great Depression. His many images for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) depict struggles that persist today. Presenter Dr. Annie Rothstein Segan is director of the Arthur Rothstein Legacy Project, New York.
Holocaust Museum LA presents
Hidden History Revealed: Through the Lens of Arthur Rothstein
Arthur Rothstein played a pivotal roll in the New Deal photo-documentary project that became our nation’s collective memory of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. This was a prelude to his sensitive photo-essay depicting the Jewish refugee community stranded in Shanghai China after WWll.
The Living New Deal Presents “New Deal Photography Through the Lens of Arthur Rothstein”
Thursday, May 19, 2022
A presentation by daughter of the photographer. Dr. Ann Rothstein Segan, Director of the Arthur Rothstein Legacy Project and National Research Associate at Living New Deal. The heavily illustrated lecture features many picture stories by Arthur Rothstein produced while working for the Resettlement Administration (RA), Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI).
“Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust. July 15, 2021 – September 5, 2022. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.”
Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust sheds light on a lesser-known moment in Holocaust history: European Jews who had been shut out of country after country while trying to escape Nazi persecution found a beacon of hope in an unlikely place: Shanghai, China.
“Little Vienna in Shanghai at the Jewish Museum in Vienna, Austria October 21, 2020 extended through June 27, 2021”
In 1946, Arthur Rothstein documented “stateless refugees” living in desperate circumstances in the Hongkew Ghetto while on assignment for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
“Assignment Key West 1938: Arthur Rothstein Photographs”
Arthur Rothstein traveled to the Florida Keys in 1938 to document the effects of the Great Depression. His remarkable photographs of spongers, cigar makers, barbers, fishermen, residents and architecture demonstrated the frailty and the resilience of the communities along the island chain. The Key West Art & History Society presented Rothstein’s assignment at its historic Custom House Museum in 2015. It is now online.
Educating New Generations With Masterworks Of 20th Century Documentary Photography
Arthur Rothstein is known as one of America’s premier photojournalists of the twentieth century. During a 50-year career, he created an indelible visual record of life in the United States, and opened windows to the world for the American people during the golden era of magazine photography.