Migrant Mother Analysis

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On page 40 is an image by Dorothea Lange called, “Migrant Mother”, taken by Dorothea Lange. This image is a black and white photograph of an immigrant mother in Nipomo, CA. Two of her children cling onto her as she looks away from her children. The image is meant to be a reference to the Madonna and child paintings. However, considering the content of the image, the Madonna and child reference is not very explicit. Instead, it serves as the opposite to those paintings. For one, the paintings of the Madonna and child are meant to serve as an example of cultural values and the roles specific towards women. Religion is another thing that comes to mind when looking at the paintings. The Madonna and child images are meant to convey the idea that
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