Sunday, April 7, 2013

Dorothea Lange; Photography

Dorothea Lange was an American born photographer that made her career by photographing migrant workers after the great depression. Her photographs capture the destruction and depression of America in the 1930s. For instance, her photograph Migrant Mother captures the image of a woman and her two children. Both herself and her children are covered with dirt. The children's heads turn away from the camera as they bury their head in their mothers arms. The woman, their mother, stares into the distance and her hand is touching her face as if she is contemplating where her family's next meal will come from. Lange's images have become the icon of America's Great Depression.

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