Lyrics: David Sylvian
To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something intresting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. Elliot Erwitt
We will now and then publish a few pictures from
the Farm Security Administration. The Library of
Congress have digitalized more than 160 000 photos
of great interest created by many excellent photographers.
When asking the Library about permission to publish
pictures we received this answer.
As a public institution, the Library does not require
that you receive its permission before using an image,
so the only permission you would need is what may
be required from the copyright owner or donor,
independently of the Library. You will just need to
check the item record for the specific photo of interest
to be certain there are no restrictions listed.
That would be a rare situation for this US government
I hope this information is helpful.
Digital Reference Team
The Library of Congress
We will do some research on every photo that is
published here just to make sure that there are no
Here is more about copywrite concerning the collections.