During the 1930s, thousands of images taken by American photographers were destroyed as part of the FSA’s initiative to expose rural poverty. Killed Negatives: Unseen Images of 1930s America at Whitechapel Gallery, London, gives these artifacts a platform, transforming an act of censorship into an art form. Works by practitioners such as Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange are accompanied by abstract, conceptually rich contemporary pieces by Etienne Chambaud, Bill McDowell, William E. Jones and Lisa Oppenheim. Until 26 August.
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1. Paul Carter, Untitled photo, possibly related to: Tobacco fields devastated by the Connecticut River near Northampton, Massachusetts, March 1936, digital print from scanned 35mm b&w negative, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-fsa-8a20599]