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Wonderful portraits of "the women of the American earth." Lange was part of a group of photographers working for a depression-era government agency charged with documenting the plight of rural Americans during those hard times "to make certain that never again should Americans be exposed to such cruelties." She did it in a way that was full of heart. in a way they were the PR arm of the New Deal gaining public support for aid to agricultural workers who had become desperately poor. If I had her ...more
Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the tragic consequences of the Great Depression and profoundly influenced the development of documentary photography.