Exhibit: “New Deal Picture Stories” The Photography of Arthur Rothstein Through December 2018


The Canessa Gallery in San Francisco’s North Beach will host a new exhibition, “When Government Worked—New Deal Picture Stories” by Arthur Rothstein, co-sponsored by the Living New Deal and organized by National Associate Ann Rothstein-Segan. Renowned documentary photographer Arthur Rothstein photographed everyday life during the Great Depression. His work captured the struggle for survival of ordinary folk and highlighted how New Deal programs became a lifeline for many. The exhibition will include black and white, archival-quality digital prints matted and framed, as well as unframed photographs. The opening reception will be held at Canessa Gallery on Dec. 7, 6-9 PM. The last day of the exhibition will be Dec. 27th. Find more details here.

Event Details:

December 8th through December 27th, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday   1:00 – 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Christmas
Opening Reception: 
Friday, December 7, 2018     6:00pm–9:00 pm
Friday, December 21  6:00 – 9:00 pm
Talk by Gray Brechin: “The Lost Ethical Language of the New Deal”
Canessa Gallery (canessa.org)
708 Montgomery St.
San Francisco


Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985) is recognized as one of America’s premier photojournalists. https://livingnewdeal.org/rediscovering-arthur-rothsteins-photo-stories/

Rothstein became the first photographer for the newly established Resettlement Administration in 1935, and later worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), producing some of the most recognized images of life in the United States in the 1930s and 40s.


Date: Fri. Dec 7th, 2018 - Thu. Dec 27th, 2018

One comment on “Exhibit: “New Deal Picture Stories” The Photography of Arthur Rothstein Through December 2018

  1. Jill Delano Ridder

    Above dates say Dec 7th -NOVEMBER 27th. The dates must be incorrect.

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