Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 133

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800

JOHN COLLIER, JR. (1913-1992)

A suite of 5 photographs, including two of young men with prize cows (Presque Isle, ME), and three of figures working.
Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 190.5x241.3 mm; 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches, the sheets slightly larger, each with the RA number, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1942-43.

John Collier Jr. was a pioneer in the fields of visual and applied anthropology. At 12 years old, he apprenticed under Maynard Dixon, then married to Dorothea Lange. Following this experience, Collier began working as a freelance photographer in New Mexico and California, and he was hired by Roy Stryker to be part of the FSA project in 1941. Rather than continuing his photography in the Southwest, Collier was sent to New England to photograph rural communities. This period, in turn, led to his intense interest in anthropology and the connection between people and the land.