Re-viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

September 3 through December 14, 2011

This major retrospective examines the work of Louise Rosskam (1910-2003), an elusive pioneer of the “golden age” of American documentary photography. The exhibition features Rosskam’s poignant photographs of a Southwest Washington, D.C. neighborhood before its destruction for urban renewal projects. It highlights her compelling images of Puerto Rico, as it developed from an impoverished U.S. possession to an industrialized commonwealth-- the political status of which remains a contested issue.

Guest curators:
Laura Katzman, professor, James Madison University
Beverly W. Brannan, curator, Library of Congress

The book, which accompanies the exhibition, is available through Penn State University Press: and the Katzen Museum Store:

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
Exhibition supported by Michael D. Abrams; the Woodbury Fund; the Judith Rothschild Foundation; and James Madison University.
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