In the 1940s, Los Angeles faced an acute housing crisis. The local housing authority responded with a controversial program of slum clearance and public housing, as well as photography that presented the crisis in innovative ways. This book brings this photography together with previously unpublished sources to uncover a largely unexamined concept of home photography. Case studies from Los Angeles, New York and Berlin along with FBI records and almost forgotten bulletins invite a new understanding of the history of housing and photography, in which scientists and photographers played central roles.
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Nicole Krup Oest. "Photography and Modern Public Housing in Los Angeles" Faculty Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (2021). https://doi.org/10.11588/arthistoricum.671