Dorothea Lange


Dorothea Lange, ‘Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California’ 1936, printed c.1950
Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California 1936, printed c.1950
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Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.

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Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California

1936, printed c.1950

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