TITLE: Photographs of Ben Shahn, Russell Lee and Marion Post Wolcott
SPEAKER: Timothy Egan
EVENT DATE: 2008/10/16
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 51 minutes
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Timothy Egan, a Pulitzer Prize winner and writer for The New York Times, has written the introduction to "The Photographs of Ben Shahn," one of three Library of Congress-published books in the "Fields of Vision" series. He led a discussion of the photos of the Farm Security Administration focusing on the three photographers in the series: Ben Shahn, Russell Lee and Marion Post Wolcott.
Speaker Biography: Timothy Egan worked for 18 years as a writer for The New York Times, first as the Pacific Northwest correspondent, then as a national enterprise reporter. In 2006, Egan won the National Book Award, considered the nation's highest literary honor, for his history of people who lived through the Dust Bowl, "The Worst Hard Time." The book also became a New York Times Bestseller. In 2001, he won the Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of reporters who wrote the series "How Race Is Lived in America." He has done special projects on the West and the decline of rural America, and he has followed the entire length of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Egan is the author of five books, including "The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest," and "Lasso the Wind, Away to the New West." He lives in Seattle.
SERIES: Books & Beyond