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