Book talk: Facing Change: Documenting America with author Leah Bendavid-Val. Discussion and book signing follow.

  • Busboys and Poets 2021 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States

Author talk and book signing with Leah Bendavid-Val: FACING CHANGE: DOCUMENTING AMERICA. Photographers (TBD) will be available to answer questions and sign books. Politics & Prose will host this event at Busboys & Poets, located at 14th & V Streets NW.

Sunday, November 8th, from 6:30-8pm
Busboys and Poets
14th and V Streets, NW
Washington, DC


Leah Bendavid-Val, author of FACING CHANGE: DOCUMENTING AMERICA, will present the book at Busboys & Poets (2021 14th Street, NW) on November 8th at 6:30.  Euphoric over Obama’s election and inspired by the legendary New Deal photography of the 1930s, ten photographers formed a collective they called Facing Change.

They committed themselves to documenting America’s current social and political ferment as it would be shaped by an Obama presidency. Leah's book, named for the collective, tells the story of their complex and ambitious undertaking and presents their photography, an unfolding record of our time.

The Library of Congress is a partner on the book and will house the selected photographs.