07 January 2015
"Resettled Farm Child"
Resettled Farm Child, from the Taos Junction to Bosque Farms project - New Mexico, 1935 by Dorothea Lange.
This is a very evocative photo. Take a moment to imagine that little girl's life. She may be alive today, and probably would have some stories to tell that would make modern complaints about the recent recession pale by comparison.
Reposted from 2010 to add information about an excellent video my wife and I watched a couple nights ago. Dorothea Lange: grab a hunk of lightning is a program in the outstanding American Masters series featured on PBS stations. We got it from our local library on DVD (9781627890786). You can also view it online at PBS. It is a two-hour program featuring the life of a truly remarkable photographer.
Note also - the photo (without the sepia overtones in the embed used above) can be viewed and downloaded from the Library of Congress.