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Dorothea Lange - The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera

It has been 49 years since Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) passed on. However her photography has been widely disseminated and it’s easily recognised. During her employment with the US Farm Security Administration (FSA), Lange documented poverty in rural areas and the exploitation of migrant labourers. The woman in the photo below is of Florence Owens Thompson with her two young children and baby - it is well known as Lange’s ‘Migrant Mother’.

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