The Dust Bowl of The 1930

Migrant agricultural worker's family. Seven hungry children. Mother aged thirty-two. Father is a native Californian. Destitute in pea picker's camp, Nipomo, California, because of the failure of the early pea crop. These people had just sold their tent in order to buy food. Of the twenty-five hundred people in this camp most of them were destitute, March 1936. (Dorthea Lange/Library of Congress/LC-USF34-T01-009093)

The 1930s were some of the driest years in American history. Eight long years of drought, preceded by inappropriate cultivation technique, and the financial crises of the Great Depression forced many farmers off the land abandoning their fields throughout the Great Plains that run across the heart of mainland United States. Continue reading

A Caravan Into The Sky

French artist Benedetto Bufalino, known for his amusing urban interventions, has sent a caravan into the sky.

‘La Caravane dans le Ciel’, as the work is called in French, takes the form of a trailer set on top of a sky jack, which pushes the caravan up into the clouds. In a statement about the work, Bufalino says: Continue reading