Dorothea Lange

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A while back I was asked to make a short presentation to the PhotoBath group on an image that has always inspired me. It didn’t take long to decide that it was Dorothea Lange‘s photograph taken during the Great Depression, in California (Nipomo), in 1936. It is generally known as Migrant Mother. Dorothea Lange. 1936. Migrant Mother of Seven. Nipomo. Dorothea was commissioned by the Farm …

How John Berger changed our way of seeing art – Yasmin Gunaratnam & Vikki Bell

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Berger considered how through history and visual representation the male gaze has constrained women. John Berger’s Ways of Seeing Yasmin Gunaratnam, Goldsmiths, University of London and Vikki Bell, Goldsmiths, University of London The opening to John Berger’s most famous written work, the 1972 book Ways of Seeing, offered not just an idea but also an invitation to see and know …