Analysis Of Migrant Mother By Dorothea Lange

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A Photograph is one of the ways to preserve memories, event, and the moments. We take pictures for memorizing the moment or just want to see it later. Before camera that print out the photograph realistically, many cameras and print out methods developed for several decades. Camera Obscura, Daguerreotypes, calotypes, and Camera Lucida. Photographer used darkroom to print out a photograph. It needed a lot of materials and chemicals to print out one photograph. It also needed to spend time to exposure light for better photography. Photography is changed for a long time but photographers still wants to manipulate composition and stories for better quality photos. On the other hand, Photographers document event which is called Documentary photography. They photograph chronicle events or environments, both significant and relevant to history and historical events as well as everyday life (mialynnphotography). Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange is one of the documentary photographs.
In March 1936, Dorothea Lange took six photos in a pea-pickers camp around Nipomo, California. One of them is Migrant Mother. Lange was working for the Farm Security Administration as part of a team of photographers documenting the impact of federal programs in improving rural conditions. Lange had just completed a month-long photographic
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