From Shore To Shining Shore

  May 1985

Image of poster from the exhibition From Shore to Shining Shore at the Gallery of Photography May 1 to 30 1985

This exhibition is a collection of some of the most influential photojournalism of all time. The photographs are selected from the results of a project funded by the U.S. government during the 1930’s Depression. The aim of the project was to document the facts relating to the rural poor in America, and it became a landmark in presenting the truth, creating indignation at the plight of the migrant worker, and propagandising for a break in the destructive grip in which economics and the elements held the small rural farmer.

Many of these photographs remain great today, and are of special interest in the Irish context. The photographers remained true to their instruction “to give their fraction of a second’s exposure to the integrity of truth”.

The accompanying catalogue details information relating to the exhibition and the photographers while further information can be had from Shirley Henderson or John Osman at the Gallery.

Image from the exhibition From Shore to Shining Shore at the Gallery of Photography May 1 to 30 1985

Image from the exhibition From Shore to Shining Shore at the Gallery of Photography May 1 to 30 1985