|At the height of the
Great Depression, Carl Mydans, who had started his career as a newspaper
reporter in New York was one of a handful of photographers to go to work
for the Farm Security Administration. They were a new breed of photographer,
to be called "photojournalists." Their job was to travel the length and
breadth of the United States documenting the plight of farm families.
A decade long fight
with the devastating winds of what became known as the Great Dust Bowl,
out west, was the subject of many of these photojournalists. As their farms
failed, thousands of families started to migrate
across the country, looking for a new life.