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Across the Field

Robert Gwathmey (American, 1903–1988)
With the support of a Rosenwald Fellowship, Robert Gwathmey lived on a Southern tobacco farm and worked alongside the sharecroppers during 1944 and 1945. This experience increased his long-held admiration for the lives and culture of African Americans, who became his prime subject matter. For many years, the compassion expressed in Gwathmey's images led to the mistaken assumption that he was African American.

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