During the Great Depression, the US government launched the largest photography project it ever sponsored by sending photographers across the country to document America. Of the 170,000 photos captured by photographers such as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein, some of them showed other photographers at work with their cameras.
We’ve gathered together a collection of photos showing photographers during the Great Depression (and the few years following it) between 1935 and 1946.
You can browse through the entire collection of FSA-OWI File photos over on Photogrammar.
Image credits: Header photo of “Tin-type photographer at Morrisville, Vermont fair” by Carl Mydans. All photos from the FSA-OWI File, obtained through Photogrammar/Yale.