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Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange’s Photographs and Reports from the Field by Anne Whiston Spirn (973.91 SPI)

Some of the most remembered images from the Great Depression and the migration of farmers and other workers during the Dust Bowl years were from the camera of photographer Dorothea Lange. In black and white she caught the worried expression on the migrant mother’s face, the paternal look of the sharecropper watching his daughter pull worms off tobacco leaves, and the proud smile of an oldest son who had saved money to buy a bicycle for the family. Her photographs practically define the hard times of the 1930s. – Review by Rick

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This entry was posted on September 2, 2011 by in Book Review, History, Non-Fiction, Photography.
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