Happy Birthday: Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange was born on May 26th. She was an amazing photographer who revealed the emotional impact of the political happenings of the time.
She owned a portrait photography studio in California before being hired by the Farm Security Administration. Through that position she documented migrant workers and displaced farm families. She produced her most famous work "Migrant Mother" during this time.
Later she worked for the War Relocation Authority documenting the Japanese American Internment. The government wasn't pleased with her work and kept them locked away for over 50 years!
She later contributed even more to photography medium by co-founding Aperture magazine.