In this clip, writer and critic Luc Sante explains how he started collecting postcards thirty years ago and reads the introduction to his book, Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard, 1905–1930. Sante speaks about the development of photo postcards with the dissemination of pocket cameras in the first half of the 20th century and the particular style of this non-academic American vernacular art.

You can watch this talk in its entirety divided in two clips on our multimedia page and vimeo account.

This event which took place on November 17, 2009 at Aperture Gallery, is presented by the Parsons Department of Photography at The New School.


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