Sunday, December 20, 2009

Jack Delano: New Bedford, MA

Jack Delano (wikipedia) was part of the Farm Security Administration photography team during the 1940's. This photograph is dated January, 1941 and may have been taken when Delano was associated with the Office of War Information. I don't really understand how the FSA and OWI were related (it's not clear from Wikipedia, so that must mean that nobody knows *). I love black-and-white photographs taken on a foggy night. The only reason that I don't take any myself, is that we never seem to get fog at night around San Jose, CA. In the past ten years that I've been interested in night photography, I only remember one per-midnight evening when we had fog.

I found this photograph on the Shorpy website, which is a collection of great old photographs, most of them from the public domain.

(Foggy Night in New Bedford, MA, by Jack Delano)

* Note: That comment was intended as a joke. Please don't post comments about how something doesn't exist just because it's not in Wikipedia.


Blogger Richard Sintchak said...

Awesome find there Andy. Thanks for sharing. I too love B&W night shots in the fog.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Brad said...

Hey Andy, thanx for the heads-up about Delano and also on the Shorpy site. Wasn't aware of either...

9:37 AM  

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