Saturday, August 15, 2009
Migrant Mother Photos by Dorthea Lange
Posted by Susana
Anytime I start to get down about our house not being finished or by all the work I need to do in caring for my seven children, I just need to recall this photo of a migrant farm working mother taken by Dorthea Lange.
I found this photo while looking through Lange's photos available online. What a blessing to have these images at our fingertips. I was amazed to realize that Lange took one of her most famous photos (pictured below) in Nipomo, California, which is a town in the area where I grew up. It is especially meaningful as my family were migrant farm workers also.
Though there are many photos of Lange's that I love, I think this one of this mother nursing her baby is my favorite. Isn't is amazing?
To see more of Lange's photos, google her name or follow this link.