Socially Engaged Photography

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In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to aid American farmworkers during the Great Depression. Its photographers aimed to document what was going on, in an effort to raise awareness and support. Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange were two of those photographers. Interestingly, there is one school of thought, repeated by Susan Meiselas and Wendy Ewald, …

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 (September, 2016). 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 …