- Be sure to check out the "Searching for the Seventies" exhibit now at the National Archives!
- Follow the USNatArchivesExhibits tumblr, where every day is DOCUMERICA day.
- Don’t forget our #DOCUMERICA tag!
- Want to do you own Documerica research? Browse the EPA’s DOCUMERICA series in the National Archives’ online catalog.
If you thought this selection of DOCUMERICA photographs was fascinating, don’t miss our exhibit “Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Project" at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
Today marks the start of Documerica Week on In Focus — a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. The Documerica Project was put together by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, with a primary goal of documenting adverse effects of modern life on the environment, but photographers were also encouraged to record the daily life of ordinary people, capturing a broad snapshot of America. Today’s subject is New York City, an area covered by many photographers, showing some of the urban decay and congestion that helped prompt environmental legislation, as well as glimpses of New Yorkers at work and play. Stay tuned for part 2 of Documerica Week tomorrow, when we travel southwest.