SEARCHING FOR THE 70S: THE DOCUMERICA PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

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SEARCHING FOR THE 70S: THE DOCUMERICA PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

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Author: Bruce I. Bustard

Foreword by William D. Ruckelshaus

With a message from Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero

HARDCOVER, 132 pages

Published by the Foundation for the National Archives in association with D Giles Limited

Bad fashion, odd fads, and disco dance music sum up the 1970s for many Americans. But the 1970s were much more than leisure suits, streaking, and disco. Profound changes took root in our politics, society, and economy. Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project draws on the National Archives' photographic holdings to take a new look at those years through the lens of a Federal photography project created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DOCUMERICA photographers took thousands of color photographs and were given the freedom to also capture the era's trends, fashions, problems, and achievements. The result is an amazing archive and a fascinating portrait of America from 1972 to 1977.

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