Photography Month on TVO

This is Photography Month and TVO is showing lots of fascinating retrospectives of famous photographers, including some newly discovered ones–Mike Disfarmer of Heber Springs, anybody? Disowned his family, changed his name, lifelong bachelor, atheist, and photographer.

elderly, careworn man and woman with solemn young girl, possibly their granddaugher. All are clean and well dressed

His pictures of Americans from the early 1900s to World War II seem to speak of those perilous times: the adults look grim or uneasy while the children look sullen or frightened. In fact, he was probably just an unnerving guy, but the pictures are very evocative.

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