Category rosskam

2008 $5,000

Louise Rosskam1910-2003

Washington, DC

$5,000 for the travel and research associated with completing a monograph on the photographer, written by independent scholars Laura Katzmann and Beverly Brannan. From the 1930s to the 1960s, Rosskam was a pioneer of documentary photography and worked for the Farm Security Administration, Standard Oil, the Puerto Rico Office of Information as well as various journals that include Life, Colliers, and American Magazine. Her photographs, elegantly composed and socially engaging, illuminate the everyday struggles of individuals and communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Total: $5,000