If you're interested in photography and/or the history of the west and our area, head over to the Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum in Ontario, OR between now and Dec. 23rd. Admission is free.
"Dorothea Lange in Oregon" is a collection of 48 photographs taken in Oregon in 1939, about half of which were taken in eastern Oregon's Malheur County which borders Idaho. Lange traveled the west documenting the state of rural America for the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression. Her work is known for its honest, unflinching look at the people and their plight during that time.
This is a great opportunity to see work by one of the best documentary photographers of her era from locations close to home. Below are some samples of her work that are on display.
The Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and is about 50 miles west of Boise. It is located at 676 SW 5th Ave in Ontario.
Between now and the end of the year, Idaho Statesman photographers will be taking a look at work by FSA photographers in our own state, and revisiting those places and subject matter. Stay tuned.