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A Photographic Blast From the Past: The National Archives unearths thousands of photographs commissioned by the

A Photographic Blast From the Past By DYLAN WALSH Frank Aleksandrowicz/Documenta A view of Cleveland captured in 1973 by the photographer Frank Aleksandrowicz. In January 1972, the Environmental Protection Agency asked nearly 100 freelance photographers to roam the country in the pursuit of a single goal: documenting “the environmental happenings and non-happenings” of the decade. By 1977, the photographers had submitted more than 80,000 images for the project, known as Documerica. About one-quarter of the photographs were shown in public exhibitions but then filed away and largely forgotten. Rediscovered by Jerry Simmons, an archives specialist at the National Archives and Records Administration, the collection has been unearthed in time for its 40th anniversary. More than 15,000 images have been digitized and posted at the National Archives Web site, and a selection is a...

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