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‘Migrant Mother’, Nipomo, California. 1936. Photograph by Dorothea Lange. Colorized.

‘Migrant Mother’, Nipomo, California. 1936. Photograph by Dorothea Lange. Colorized.



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  • ectheow3

    ‘Migrant Mother’ is a photograph taken in 1936 in Nipomo, California by American photographer Dorothea Lange during her spell at the Resettlement Administration (later the Farm Security Administration).Since then, the photograph has become an icon of the Great Depression.

  • 53CLZR54

    Dorothea Lange’s most famous photograph is also, as Linda Gordon notes in this studious biography, one of America’s most famous photographs. It is her portrait of Florence Owens Thompson, a migrant worker who, like countless others, had journeyed west from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression. For a long time, it was known simply as Migrant Mother and, like many of Lange’s images from the 1930s, it is stark and beautiful. It is also problematic, because of its contested context and the issues it raises about the morality of documentary photography.

  • chrome-spokes

    What the hell is OldSchoolCool about this?

    Edit added: Yeah, that’s right, down-vote. For suffering and poverty is so goddam cool.

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