Photography In The Migrant Mother, The Great Depression

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Through photographs such as The Migrant Mother, The Great Depression is seen as a catastrophe on the lives of those who were affected by it. The characters shabby appearance reflect a life of poverty. The mother's look of anguish confirm such a poverty stricken life, and portray her sense of hopelessness, while contrastingly she is seen as the backbone of her family as all of her children linger upon her body. The use of photography such as this to document the Great Depression reveal it to be more than a disastrous economic event, but surprising as a path to highlight the perseverance of its victims. Not only does it help to portray the hard times, but it shows the everlasting stance of a mother’s love.
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