Monday, February 23, 2015

Famous Photographers - Dorothea Lange

Once a month, I will feature famous (at least to me) photographers. This month, it's Dorothea Lange. Many may not know her name, but they may recognize one of her most famous photos.

Migrant Mother

She studied photography at Columbia University where she became an apprentice in photo studios. She then moved to California and remained there.  It was during the Great Depression where she started shooting the unemployed and homeless.  Those photos are what got her noticed and eventually, became famous.  She was established as a skilled documentary photographer.

Toll of Uncertainty
I love the way she captured the people and the feelings that come out of that photo.  She is definitely an icon and a great photographer.

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