Migrant Mother, Migrant Gender: Reconsidering Dorothea Lange's Icon of Maternity, with Sally Stein

By Reynolda House Museum of American Art (other events)

Thursday, October 18 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Based on extensive archival research, this talk will revisit the great photographic career of Dorothea Lange by offering a new perspective on the making of Migrant Mother, her most famous Depression-era image, and its changing reception over the last eight decades.

Sally Stein is professor emerita of art history & film and media studies at University of California, Irvine, and the author of "Peculiar Grace: Dorothea Lange and the Testimony of the Body;' an essay published in Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life. Her research focuses on the history of photography with particular interest in American photography of the New Deal era.

Image: Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection. LC-DIG-fsa-8b29516

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