“A bachelor, loner, atheist, and the only person in town to practice studio photography,” Mike Disfarmer, né Mike Meyer, enjoyed a 40-year career (1917–1956) in the small town of Heber Springs, Arkansas. A peculiar man who even changed his name to reflect estrangement from his rural, farming community, Disfarmer took extraordinary photographs of emphatically ordinary people. Many thousands of negatives and prints survive, recovered from photo albums, closets, and attics by New York... More >>>