Artist: DOROTHEA LANGE
This photo of a migratory farm worker and her children was taken during the great depression in a effort to document the troubles of the people during this time. In the photo two children shun the camera and cling to their mother as she holds a baby. The photo is an iconic artwork that many Americans know, and is an important representation of the troubles during the great depression. Her face is creased with worry as to how she will make a living for her children and how she will survive the troubles of the time. The photograph is posed, like much of the other photos taken during this time frame, marking a change in the photographic arts.
Why This Artwork?
This artwork was chosen because of its iconic value, and its representation of important historical events during this time period, and how they influenced the art of the time.