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Dorothea Lange

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For this post, I decided to go a little bit historical. Some of you might not know who Dorothea Lange is and some of you might. She was a photographer and photojournalist throughout the Depression era. She is best known for her photos that depicted just how the Depression affected the people of the United States. You may be most familiar with her photo “Migrant Mother.” She focused on the Depression hits of the Midwest and rural communities. 

A little background on her, she was born in 1895 and studied photography in New York City before moving to San Francisco where she made it her headquarters. During The Depression she was a photographer for the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration. 

Dorothea Lange I think is one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century because she brought so much to the foreground for photography and really made photojournalism what it is today. She was very successful in what she did, and for a woman at that time, that was almost unheard of. She is an inspiration to photographers and photojournalists today because of her raw talent and raw tellings of photos. 

 

 

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“Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange

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