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 consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.
Her photographs awakened the American people and government agencies to the desperate plight of American poverty. Her 1936 photo, Migrant Mother, became one of the most famous photographs of all time. Migrant Mother depicts destitute pea pickers in California, with a focus on Florence Owens Thompson, a 32-year-old mother of seven children.
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