Sunday, June 24, 2007

Carl Mydans: Photographs, 1935-1958

Carl Mydans: Photographs, 1935-1958 at Duke University Libraries. "...Carl Mydans began his photographic career with the Farm Security Administration in 1935, and was quickly hired away by Life magazine in 1936. Mydans photographed national stories until 1939, when Life sent Carl and his wife Shelley Smith Mydans to cover the war in Europe as the first husband and wife photo-journalist team. From Europe, the couple was re-assigned to the Pacific theater. In 1941 they were captured by Japanese forces in the Philippines and held as prisoners of war until 1943. Mydans returned to the war alone in 1944 to cover the Italian front, while his wife and partner remained behind in the United States. The bulk of this exhibit and of the library's Mydans collection focuses on his work as a war photographer."


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