Dorothea Lange is an extremely famous photographer that is best known for her Depression-era photographs.
In 1920, she opened a studio in San Francisco that was specialized in portraits.
When the Great Depression hit in 1929, Dorothea took her camera outside of the studio and started documenting the unemployed and homeless.
Ultimately, she was hired by the government to take photos of people effected by the Great Depression that would then be distributed, for free, to newspapers across the country.
Here are some of my favorite Dorothea Lange photos.
This is her most famous image "Migrant Mother" also titled "Destitute Pea Pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two." 1936
Dorothea said, "I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was thirty-two. She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food."
Now...take a look at some of her lesser known works.
"Ex-slave with a long memory." Alabama, 1938.