Arthur Rothstein Archive

Arthur Rothstein, Circa 1938 – Library of Congress

I recently got an interesting email from Annie Segan, the daughter of legendary photographer Arthur Rothstein. Rothstein was among the most active photographers in Irwinville during the late 1930s, and his work captures the essence of the project as well as any of his contemporaries. Ms. Segan is a personal historian who uses a method called “photo elicitation technique” in which subjects recall portions of their lives through the use of imagery. I think it’s very appropriate that one of Mr. Rothstein’s children would have a career in photography, albeit an altogether different context. Annie contacted me to make me aware of the Arthur Rothstein Archive, which I was delighted to discover. If you’re interested in learning more about the man behind many of the most iconic images of Irwinville during the Great Depression, please visit this site:

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