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Jack Delano

Jack Delano (August 1, 1914August 12, 1997) was an American photographer for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), which was later subsumed by the Office of War Information (OWI) in 1943 when the FSA was eliminated as "budget waste." August 1st is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of notable photographers in the art, documentary and fashion traditions. ... Photo of a sharecropper by Walker Evans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration Created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of his New Deal, the Farm Security Administration was a depression-era agency that granted small farmers and tenant farmers in the United States money to purchase farms. ... The United States Office of War Information (OWI) was a government agency created during World War II to consolidate government information services. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ...


Delano was born in Kiev, Russia and moved to the United States in 1923 during the Great Depression. He started his graphic arts/photography and music training at the Settlement Music School and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After being awarded an art scholarship for his talents, he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) where he primarily studied illustration. While there, Delano was awarded the Kesson traveling fellowship which he took to Europe where he purchased a camera that got him interested in photography. A monument to St. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Curtis Institute of Music is a music school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera and Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. ... It has been suggested that Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania be merged into this article or section. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is the oldest art school in the United States, founded in Philadelphia in 1805. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... A camera is a device used to take pictures (usually photographs), either singly or in sequence, with or without sound, such as with video cameras. ...


After graduating from the PAFA, Delano put forth a photographic project to the Federal Art Program: a study of mining conditions in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania anthracite coal area. Delano sent sample pictures to Roy Stryker and applied for a job at the FSA. Through the help of Edwin Rosskam and Marian Post, Stryker offered Delano a job at $2,300/year. As a condition of the job, Delano had to have his own car and license, which he had neither but acquired before moving to Washington, D.C. Prior to working at the FSA, Delano had done his own processing and developing but he didn't have to do either of that at the FSA. Other photographers working for the FSA include Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Gordon Parks. Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed Seat Pottsville Area  - Total  - Water 2,027 km² (778 mi²) 11 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Anthracite coal Anthracite is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. ... Roy Stryker (November 5, 1893 - September 27, 1975) was an American economist, government official, and photographer. ... A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ... Drivers License was the 15th episode of the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake and Josh. ... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... A piece of photographic film that has been exposed to light in a controlled manner must be developed before it can be used. ... Walker Evans Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) was an American photographer made famous by his work for the Farm Security Administration documenting the effects of the Great Depression. ... Dorothea Lange in 1936 Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential documentary photographer. ... Gordon Parks (born 1912) is an African American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist, and film director. ...


He travelled to Puerto Rico in 1941 as a part of the FSA project. This trip had such a profound influence on him that he settled there permanently in 1946. 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


His wife, Irene, was a second cousin to fellow photographer Ben Shahn. Sacco & Vanzetti mosaic by Ben Shahn, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Ben Shahn (September 12, 1898 - March 14, 1969) was a Lithuanian-born American artist and teacher. ...


External links

  • Interview of Jack & Irene Delano by Richard Doud of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (June 12, 1965)

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Museum of Contemporary Photography: Delano, Jack (418 words)
Roy Stryker hired Delano as an FSA photographer in 1940, and Delano soon became known for his strong compositions and sensitivity to his subjects.
Jack Delano was born Jack Ovcharov in Kiev, Ukraine on August 1, 1914.
Delano was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1946, and his work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; El Museo del Barrio, New York; and En Foco Gallery, Bronx, New York, among many other institutions.
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