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Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" Photographs in the Farm Security Administration Collection: An Overview

Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" Photographs in the Farm Security Administration Collection: An Overview
The photograph that has become known as "Migrant Mother" is one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange made of Florence Owens Thompson and her children in February or March of 1936 in Nipomo, California. Lange was concluding a month's trip photographing migratory farm labor around the state for what was then the Resettlement Administration. In 1960, Lange gave this account of the experience: I saw and approached the hungry and desperate mother, as if drawn by a magnet. 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. The images were made using a Graflex camera. There are no known restrictions on the use of Lange's "Migrant Mother" images. Images in the series are as follows (select the small image to view larger versions through the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog): Contemporary Publications in Which "Migrant Mother" Was Featured: -----.

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Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California Digital ID: (digital file from original neg.) fsa 8b29516 Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-fsa-8b29516 (digital file from original neg.) LC-DIG-ppmsca-12883 (digital file from print, pre-conservation) LC-DIG-ppmsca-23845 (digital file from print, post-conservation) LC-USF34-T01-009058-C (b&w film dup. neg.) LC-USZ62-95653 (b&w film copy neg. of an unretouched file, showing thumb) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 About This Item JPEG (75kb) | JPEG (353kb) | TIFF (55.8mb)

Florence Owens Thompson Florence Owens Thompson (September 1, 1903 – September 16, 1983), born Florence Leona Christie, was the subject of Dorothea Lange's photo Migrant Mother (1936), an iconic image of the Great Depression. The Library of Congress entitled the image, "Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Experts Confirm "Integrity" of 2013 World Press Photo Award Winner <img src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD1859" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1860">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1862">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1864">pixel</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1866">.</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1868">quantserve</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1870">.</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1872">com</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1874">/</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1876">pixel</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1878">/</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1880">p</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1882">-</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1884">cafODhhaQOlCs</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD1886">.

Dorothea Lange Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) 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 consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. Early life[edit] world press photo 2013 image alteration controversy feb 20, 2013 world press photo 2013 image alteration controversy world press photo 2013 winning image by swedish photographer paul hansenimage © paul hansen the 2013 world press picture of the year, taken by the swedish photographer paul hansen shows the funeral procession of two palestinian children tragically killed by a missile attack on their gaza home in november 2012. the entry, awarded the first prize in the news category, is currently at the centre of a debate surrounding the practice of image manipulation in documentary photography. when photography was first invented, its overwhelming power came from the fact that it recorded ‘moments’ or ‘nature’ more realistically than any other art form had ever done before. photography could just easily become a manipulated discipline – visual fiction!

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Great Depression USA annual real GDP from 1910–60, with the years of the Great Depression (1929–1939) highlighted. The unemployment rate in the US 1910–1960, with the years of the Great Depression (1929–1939) highlighted. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.[2] The depression originated in the U.S., after the fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929, and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). The Great Depression had devastating effects in countries rich and poor. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plunged by more than 50%. Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25%, and in some countries rose as high as 33%.[3]

A True Picture Of Hard Times - tribunedigital-dailypress November 12, 2002|By CARL SCHOETTLER Special to the Daily Press Dorothea Lange's personal print of the gripping photograph "Migrant Mother," the stark symbol of a woman trapped in poverty during the Great Depression, was sold at Christie's auction house in New York a few weeks ago for the affluent, 21st-century America price of $141,500. The woman was a pea-picker stranded alone with her six children in a makeshift campsite near Nipomo, Calif., when Lange took the photo in March 1936. Identified only in the 1970s, the subject was Florence Owens Thompson, an American Indian forced west from Oklahoma to find work. Her image has become a collector's item now worth 30 to 50 times what she might have made in any year during the 1930s -- if she could find work at all in the stoop labor fields of California.

Photojournalism Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story. It is now usually understood to refer only to still images, but in some cases the term also refers to video used in broadcast journalism. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (e.g., documentary photography, social documentary photography, street photography or celebrity photography) by complying with a rigid ethical framework which demands that the work is both honest and impartial whilst telling the story in strictly journalistic terms. Photojournalists create pictures that contribute to the news media.

A True Picture Of Hard Times - Page 2 - tribunedigital-dailypress November 12, 2002|By CARL SCHOETTLER Special to the Daily Press Within days, the federal government shipped 20,000 pounds of food to the pea-picker camp. But by the time the food arrived Thompson and her family had moved on. Lange went on to photograph factory workers and Japanese internment camps during World War II. Portraits, Not Mugshots Rina and Ali, the boombastic team at KALW Informant, alerted me to a set of portraits from 1920′s Australia of individuals categorised as criminals. These are portraits, not mugshots. Luminous, cathartic, full of weight. They’re the pre-August Sander, pre-Richard Avedon, pre-Irving Penn masterpieces of an anonymous police photographer.

World Famous Image "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange Was Retouched World Famous Image "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange Was Retouched Dorothea Lange's photo called "Migrant Mother" is one of the most well known among photos that came out of the Dust Bowl era. The photo was taken by Lange in February or March of 1936 in Nipomo, California of a migrant mother and her children.