Forgotten Florida Teen Photo Contest
The Farm Security Administration (FSA) developed and administered aid to farmers and farm workers during the Great Depression. These photos included main streets, churches, types of transportation, people at work, special celebrations, politics, and so much more. The FSA photographs are the most famous series of photographs to come out of the Depression of the 1930s. They are an extraordinary record of the American experience. In Florida, FSA photographers traveled throughout the farm areas, taking pictures of migrants and their families, of farmers laid low by hard times and of decrepit houses and ruined land. In addition, the director of the photography project, Roy Emerson Stryker, encouraged FSA photographers in Florida to document life in wealthy and middle-class enclaves as well as in tourist camps along the coast. This additional coverage was unique, and combined with the images made of the crisis in the farming regions, provides contemporary viewers with a compelling and wide-ranging view of the state as it was at that time.
Forgotten Florida: Photos from the Farm Security Administration will be on display at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch from January 19th – April 19th. In the spirit of the FSA, Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch is holding a contest to include photos in the exhibit that teens (grades 6-12) in Collier County take of their life amid a global pandemic in 2021.
– February 1, midnight: Entry Deadline (extended from previous deadline)
– February 20, 11am: 12 finalists unveiled at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch
– February 20-March 20: Voting for People’s Choice award
– March 27, 11am: Presentations and Award Ceremony
1st Place Judges Award: Apple iPad
2nd Place Judges Award: Apple iPad Mini
People’s Choice Award: Apple AirPods
To VOTE for the People’s Choice winner, please look at the images below and read the statements from each artist describing their work then CLICK HERE to submit your ballot! It’s that easy. These 12 photos will be on display at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch at 1215 Roberts Ave W in Immokalee. Please support these kids in their artistic endeavors and documentation of Florida history.