Visual History: Photographic Essays On 1970s America From Documerica

Visual history: Photographic essays on 1970s America from Documerica at The Atlantic

I recently discovered a fantastic series of photographic essays covering the 1970s in America over at Alan Taylor’s photography blog In Focus on the website of The Atlantic.

The material is originally from Documerica, a photojournalistic documentary project conducted by the EPA  between 1971 and 1977 that sought to “capture environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.”

The photographic essays available on The Atlantic’s website so far portray life in different parts of the United States at the time, among them New York City, The Southwest, Chicago’s African-American communityTexas, and The Pacific Northwest.

It is great stuff for anyone interested in American history of the late twentieth century. I highly recommend taking a look!