The very word, for most, conjures up the notion of comfort, safety, and unconditional love. When one views the picture, one is struck by the tired look in her eyes and the hope for a better situation down the road. One has to wonder if Dorothea viewed this picture from a psychoanalytic perspective, social or formal analysis when constructing the actual shot.
Note Social Security number tattooed on arm. Which would make him 27 years old when this picture was taken. This pic has long been a favorite of mine. She started out her career in photography taking commercial portraits in s San Francisco. Dorothea then worked in the Southwest with her first husband, painter Maynard Dixon.
In the early s, Lange intuitively took her camera to the streets, recording the breadlines and waterfront strikes of Depression era San Francisco. Collaborating with her second husband, labor economist Paul S. Taylor, she documented the troubled exodus of farm families migrating West in search of work.
I do not remember how I explained my presence or my camera to her, but I do remember she asked me no questions. I made five exposures, working closer and closer from the same direction. I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was thirty-two.
She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean- to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me.
There was a sort of equality about it. Popular PhotographyFeb.
Awaiting the opening of orange picking season at Porterville, California. Sam Cates, wife of Cow Hollow farmer. Car on siding across tracks from pea packing plant.
Twenty-five year old itinerant, originally from Oregon. Outskirts of El Paso, Texas. Rural filling stations become community centers and general loafing grounds.
Cedargrove Team members about to play in a baseball game. Note kerosene pump on the right and the gasoline pump on the left. Rough, unfinished timber posts have been used as supports for porch roof. Negro men sitting on the porch.
Brother of store owner stands in doorway. Living in American River camp near Sacramento, California. He is now left stranded in the cut-over area. Drought refugees from Abilene, Texas, following the crops of California as migratory workers. Two year drought, then a crop, then two years drought and so on.
I got two brothers still trying to make it back there. Farmer from Independence, Kansas, on the road at cotton chopping time. He and his family have been in California for six months.Dorothea Lange is one of the America’s most renowned documentary photographers. Yet her works can not be considered as “purely” documental.
Lnge’s ability to demonstrate the inner world of her heroes and her masterful photographic techniques placed her works in the middle between photography and art. Photographs of Dorothea Lange, Scott Braley from Freedom Voices.
a representation that now makes representations." (from the essay by Douglas R. Nickel, director for the Center for Creative Photography) Dorothea Lange Photos Farm Security Administration-Ed. B. Clarke; Photos «first ‹ previous 1 Dorothea Lange (May 26, – October 11, ) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA).
They research Dorothea Lange's documentary projects, and create their own photo essay about a subject of interest to them. Learning Objectives • Students will discuss and analyze examples of social-documentary photographs by Dorothea Lange.
More about Lange What distinguished Lange’s work was a challenging intelligence and an artist’s eye. Her intelligence allowed her to bypass the exceptional – .
Dorothea Lange, Florence Thompson, and the ethics of documentary photography The most famous photograph of the Great Depression was almost never taken. At the end of a long day on the road in California photographing migrant workers, Dorothea Lange was ready to call it quits.
She had just spent a month alone photographing migrants and.