Discover one of American’s forgotten photographers: Mike Disfarmer. From Heber Springs, Arkansas, Disfarmer captured the faces, lives and emotions of the American heartland in an influential time in our nation’s history. His portraits documenting working-class farmland families and their struggles through World War I, the Great Depression and World War II compile a true visual record – of history and art.
Though Disfarmer was actively photographing families up until his death in 1959, his black and white portraits went largely unnoticed until being “discovered” by New York photography dealers in recent years. Critics have hailed his portraits as “a work of artistic genius” and “a classical episode in the history of American photography.”
Disfarmer: A Portrait of America illustrates Disfarmer’s influence on the world of photography, his hometown of Heber Springs, Arkansas and the Manhattan art world. –Clark Castle