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Dorothea Lange snippet
In 1952 Lange was one of the founders of the distinguished photographic magazine Aperture.
Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 October 11, 1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist. Lange is 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.
From 1935 to 1939, Lange's work for the RA and FSA brought the plight of the poor and forgotten, particularly sharecroppers, displaced farm families, and migrant workers, to public attention. Distributed free of charge to newspapers across the country, her poignant images quickly became icons of the era.
Lange's most well-known picture is titled "Migrant Mother." The woman in the photo is Florence Owens Thompson, but Lange apparently never knew her name.