Dorothea Lange

Migrant Mother

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Background History

This picture was taken during the Great Depression by Dorothea Lange. The woman in the picture is Florence Owens Thompson and her children on February 1936 in California. This photo is famous because it shows just how hard the depression was though the expression on the woman's face. Lange's thought process was to help the woman.

My Opinion

I like this portrait a lot. I don't usually like pictures like this but I like the expression on the woman's face and how it shows her struggle. I would not change anything because I think it's very well set up and it's a good historical photograph. I think she captured the woman's personality very well. It showed that she was a very attractive and strong women.