Today’s Birthday: Dorothea Lange (1895)

Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother," a...

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Dorothea Lange (1895)

Lange was a profoundly influential American documentary photographer. During the Great Depression, her photos of stark poverty led to her employment by a federal agency to bring the plight of the poor to public attention. Her images were so effective that the government was compelled to establish camps for migrant laborers. Lange produced several other photo essays, including one documenting the WWII internment of Japanese-Americans. Who is the subject of her best-known photo, “Migrant Mother“? More… Discuss

2 responses to “Today’s Birthday: Dorothea Lange (1895)

  1. compliment, Dorothea Lange, wow! Also interesting: Inge Morath, but who knows? Wife of Arthur Miller and: photographer (of Manhattan) …

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