April 11, 2011


"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. I did not ask her  name or her history. She told me her age, that she was thirty-two. She  said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding  fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires  from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean-to tent with her  children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might  help her, and so she helped me. There was a sort of equality about it."
- Dorothea Lange, 1960.

"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. I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was thirty-two. She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean-to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me. There was a sort of equality about it."

- Dorothea Lange, 1960.

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April 12, 2011


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August 1939. Marion County, Oregon, near West Stayton. Children in large  private bean pickers’ camp. The pickers came from many states, from  Oklahoma to North Dakota. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

August 1939. Marion County, Oregon, near West Stayton. Children in large private bean pickers’ camp. The pickers came from many states, from Oklahoma to North Dakota. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

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April 13, 2011


dotokate:

Towards Los Angeles

dotokate:

Towards Los Angeles

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April 14, 2011


luzfosca:

Dorothea Lange
From La vie errante

luzfosca:

Dorothea Lange

From La vie errante

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