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‘We Cover New York’: protest, neighborhood, and street photography in the (Workers Film and) Photo League (2019)
Journal Article
Haran, B. (2019). ‘We Cover New York’: protest, neighborhood, and street photography in the (Workers Film and) Photo League. Arts, 8(2), 61. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8020061

This article considers photographs of New York by two American radical groups, the revolutionary Workers Film and Photo League (WFPL) (1931–1936) and the ensuing Photo League (PL) (1936–1951), a less explicitly political concern, in relation to the a... Read More

‘Documenting an “Age-Long Struggle”- Paul Strand’s Time in the American Southwest’ (2019)
Journal Article
Haran, B. (in press). ‘Documenting an “Age-Long Struggle”- Paul Strand’s Time in the American Southwest’. Art History,

This article examines the photographs that Paul Strand made in the American Southwest between 1930-32, marking his crystallization as a photographer of interconnected people, objects, and places. Using Group Theatre director Harold Clurman’s appellat... Read More

Tractor factory facts: Margaret Bourke-White's Eyes on Russia and the romance of industry in the Five-Year Plan (2015)
Journal Article
Haran, B. (2015). Tractor factory facts: Margaret Bourke-White's Eyes on Russia and the romance of industry in the Five-Year Plan. Oxford Art Journal, 38(1), 73-93. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxartj/kcu032

This article examines the particular form of documentary that the photographer Margaret Bourke-White employed in her images of sovietisation during the first Five-Year Plan in Russia. By her own admission she was more interested in machines than poli... Read More