Dorothea Lange (born Dorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn; 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 influenced the development of documentary photography and humanized the consequences of the Great Depression.
Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California1936, printed c.1950
American social realist photography refers to photographs that documented rural poverty during America’s Great Depression of the 1930s and 1940s
What is the place of documentary photography in art? This is the central question raised by Tate's first major exhibition …