While John Collier, Jr. was known for his photography, he was best known for developing the field of visual anthropology. During his time with the Farm Security Administration, he took its mission statement—“introducing America to Americans”—very seriously. It was under Roy Stryker that Collier began thinking about photography as observational social science, and it comes through in his photographs for the FSA. In this image, Collier captured a summer sight that is familiar to many Pennsylvanians: the golden hue of the wheat harvest, and the blue-tinged clouds that signal an oncoming storm. Through work like this, along with his photographs of Amish culture in the southeastern counties, Collier portrayed a slice of life unknown to other American states.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by our head curator is included
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Innova Fibaprint Warm Cotton Gloss
10"x8" | edition of 20
14"x11" | edition of 200
20"x16" | edition of 50
30"x24" | edition of 5