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A Picture is Worth a Thousand..Feelings: Dorothea Lange and her Photographs By: Lauren Pavao FSA Resettlement Act created 1935. Take photos of what population was enduring during Depression. Dorothea Lange hired 1935, soon after RA began. Name change to Farm Security Administration (FSA).

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FSA
  • Resettlement Act created 1935.
  • Take photos of what population was enduring during Depression.
  • Dorothea Lange hired 1935, soon after RA began.
  • Name change to Farm Security Administration (FSA).
dorothea lange
Dorothea Lange
  • Took a more personal approach to her photos; making them personal yet prideful.
  • Lange: “Documentary photography is less a matter of subject, and more a matter of approach.”
  • Stryker: “Stark, merciless approach yet her pictures reflected a dignity of spirit that is unique.”
migrant pea picker on the road to california
“Migrant Pea Picker on the Road to California”
  • Though surroundings are desolate and bleak there is still a sense of hope.
  • Exhibits strength in people.
personal theme
Personal Theme
  • Looks of desertion amongst Lange’s photos
  • Naked fields, deserted houses, human abandonment
wants in a photo
Wants in a Photo
  • Lange stated:

1st- hands; off-do not

“tamper with or

arrange” the scene.

2nd-get a “sense of

place…picture as part

of its surroundings.”

3rd-get a “sense of

time..having its

position in the past or

present.”

honest photography
Honest Photography
  • Photographed the rural poor.
  • Southern racial codes.
  • The Great Depression.
  • Was told to shoot “men, women, and children who appear as if they really believe in the United States”
unique style example
Unique Style Example
  • “On the Road Towards Los Angeles, 1937”
  • Billboard drew negative attention
  • Photo catches viewers eye
in conclusion
In conclusion
  • She conveyed a mood not a particular circumstance or activity.
  • Known to have the “most sensitivity and rapport with the people.”-Stryker
  • Evoked thousands of feelings unlike thousands of words.