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ID: 500036523
 
Record Type: Person
Vachon, John (American photographer, 1914-1975)

Note: Born 19 May 1914; died 20 April 1975. In 1936, Vachon was hired as a file clerk by the Farm Security Administration, a government agency headed by Roy Stryker that employed photographers to document the effects of the depression on rural farming areas. From 1940 to 1942, he worked at the F.S.A. as a junior photographer. From 1942 to 1943, Vachon worked as a photographer for the United States Office of War Information, Washington D.C. From 1943 to 1944, and again from 1947 to 1948, Vachon worked as a photographer under Roy Stryker on the Standard Oil Project, New Jersey. From 1948 to 1971, Vachon worked as a staff photographer for Look magazine, New York City. From 1971 to 1975, Vachon worked as a freelance photographer in New York City.

Names:
Vachon, John (preferred,V,index,LC)
John Vachon (V,display)
Vachon, John Felix (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
photojournalist

Gender: male

Events:
active:   1936-1943  Washington (DC, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1943-1944  New Jersey (United States) (state)
active:   1947-1948  New Jersey (United States) (state)
active:   1948-1975  New York state (United States) (state)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Vachon, John (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer, 1914-1975) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(artist, 1914-1975) ..... [GRL]
(American photographer and photojournalist; born Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States), 1914; died New York (City) (New York, United States), 1975) ..... [CCA]

Sources and Contributors:
John Vachon ........ [CCA]
........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Vachon, John ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred]
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 95036415
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Vachon, John Felix ........ [CCA]
.....................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL]
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Macmillan, Encyclopedia Photographers (1983)
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  O'Neal and Collier, A Vision Shared (1976) p.269
....................  Sloane, American Situation (1976)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
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