Material History of American Religion Project

Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography, 1935 - 1943

The Material Religion Project is on the road! 

We are sponsoring a photography exhibition, featuring representations of religion in Depression-era government photographs. The curator is project scholar Colleen McDannell, who has been studying pictures taken by photographers who worked for the Farm Security Administration. The forty-five photograph exhibition shows religious life in the thirties and forties and examines how the photographers presented religion to meet their own goals.

In this section of our web site you can find

For Further Information:
Dr. Colleen McDannell
University of Utah
Department of History
380 South 1400 East, Room 211
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0311
Phone: 801-581-4748

We hope you'll consider bringing the exhibition to your school or community. It is one more way to get in touch with the American religious experience.

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