Whose Birthday Is It? May 26, 2016

Dorothea Lange (1895)

Lange was a profoundly influential Americandocumentary photographer. During the GreatDepression, her photos of stark poverty led toher employment by a federal agency to bringthe plight of the poor to public attention. Herimages were so effective that the government was compelled toestablish camps for migrant laborers. Lange produced severalother photo essays, including one documenting the WWIIinternment of Japanese-Americans. Who is the subject of herbest-known photo, “Migrant Mother”? More…


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