(1903 - 1986)
Russell W. Lee was active/lived in Texas, Illinois. Russell Lee is known for documentary photography-Depression era.
Biography Russell Lee
The following commentary is by J.B. Colson, March 2007 in The Digital Journalist:
Photographers, like actors, can be typecast. When you are the go-to person for a particular kind of job, it's an advantage. When you can't get the out-of-type assignments you'd like to increase your income and demonstrate your scope, it's a curse. The same thinking applies to the history of photography where even the greatest photographers are too often known for a particular style or subject, ignoring the broader range of their accomplishments. A few best hits oft repeated become our signature memory of their careers.
Photo history has typecast Russell Lee as a documentary photographer who photographed American life in the 1930s durin
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