1930's - 1940's in colour
From the Library of Congress flickr stream, these vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944. The FSA/OWI pictures depict life in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, with a focus on rural areas and farm labor, as well as aspects of World War II mobilization, including factories, railroads, aviation training, and women working.
Antonio Bolfo – The Cop with the Camera
In 2006, born-and-bred New Yorker Antonio Bolfo, using his design skills and degree from the Rhode Island School Of Design, was working as an animator on some of the biggest PlayStation titles in development.Feeling unfulfilled and with a hankering for some ‘street level’ experience and the chance to make a real difference, he decided to join the New York police Department.
After two years based in Police Service Area 7 in South Bronx, Officer Bolfo chose to arm himself with something in addition to his service gun. A camera. The images he took during those days and nights in 2008 and subsequently as a civilian tagging along with the NYPD after quitting to pursue a career in photography offer a unique insight into the world of the housing police in New York.
His works are well worth a view and can be found here; www.antoniobolfo.com