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  • posted: November 30 @ 7:57am
Day 029 - Photo History 5

Dorothea Lange
Migrant Mother, 1936

Created in 1935 as part of the New Deal in the U.S. the Farm Security Administration was set up to combat rural poverty in the United States.

The FSA had a highly influential photography program that was meant to portray the effects and challenges of the Depression or rural America.

Organized by Roy Styker, photographers such as Walker Evans, Gordon Parks and Dorothea Lange among many others, were given assignments, often scripted and specific, sometimes allowing the photographer freedoms, to document the rural poor to show the progress of the government programs.

Dorothea Lange's photograph became the icon of the program, published in newspapers and magazines around the country and helped relate "people to the land and vice versa" (Roy Styker)

Comments

Shotgun Willie says:
CLAME for original Dorothea Lange photo.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 7:57am -
KC says:
Frikkin brilliant! Kinged and Faved!
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:00am -
Le Duncan says:
I liked it before I read about it. Now I love it.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:04am -
michaeljstraub says:
Learn something new everyday. The beard needs knowledge to grow full and strong
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:11am -
Grower&Shower says:
Yup, Kingfav'd.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:11am -
Pip says:
Great series; great shot.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:13am -
jeremiahx says:
Wow! The original is one of my favorite photos of all time. Shows so much in the wrinkles of her face, and the dirt on the girls neck. Images tell stories and this one told everything in one nanosecond of life.

King him!
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:21am -
Davis says:
the interesting part about it is how much the woman hated that photograph. clame for her wiki page.

this is a great re-enactment though. king'd.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:24am -
Furricane says:
brilliant.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:33am -
Shotgun Willie says:
@Davis not sure they hated the photograph, quite a few photographs in history have given their subjects desire to change their lives

Bruce Davidson's Brooklyn Gang for instance.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:40am -
brandon says:
Spot on with the poses.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:40am -
EdwardTeach says:
very good.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:43am -
milothegoat says:
amazing. king'd & fav'd immediately.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:48am -
KimJongIllness says:
I think I just pooped on myself. SO FREAKIN' GOOD! I can't push that king button hard enough. EXCELLENT WORK!
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 8:52am -
folliclejuju says:
it fills one with a kind of thankful sadness, doesn't it?
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 9:22am -
mercantilever says:
Kf'd. I realize now that the only thing missing from the original was healthy month-long beard.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 9:27am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
wow a little bit of history with every photo :)
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 9:27am -
Ploafmaster says:
Amazing^2
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 9:29am -
jnonfiction says:
I knew this Instantly.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 9:35am -
ewagoner says:
Ok... this is awesome.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 10:30am -
Mark says:
Agreed, this is very good.

It put me in mind of Sally Mann too, maybe more in style if not quite from content (as her stuff is a bit more ... I dunno, a bit more controversial maybe - uncomfortable certainly). Clame for more.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 10:35am -
folliclejuju says:
you know, the thumbnail on this looks just like you guys are milking an elephant and it's not going well
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 10:55am -
tedford says:
stellar tribute. stellar.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 11:12am -
jnonfiction says:
This is so completely Kinged.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 11:21am -
WHERE THERES A WILL THERES A BEARD says:
thats awesome.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 11:22am -
falfa says:
called it from the Thumb. Really well done.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 11:40am -
shularbrau says:
Commentbomb Commentbomb you're a Commentbomb
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 1:26pm -
shularbrau says:
You can give it to me, when I need to come along
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 1:26pm -
shularbrau says:
Commentbomb Commentbomb you're a Commentbomb
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 1:27pm -
shularbrau says:
And baby you can turn me on.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 1:27pm -
mattyc says:
thank you for the historical lesson.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 1:28pm -
mynameisjason says:
you are killing it with this. keep it up! it's amazing.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 1:39pm -
MacroBlack says:
Wow, what an excellent reenactment, and an excellent pic. You got a king vote from me.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 1:53pm -
mims attack says:
awesome man, great job! Ever notice the thumb in the lower right part of the original? It was attempted to take it out and it leaves a ghost thumb there. I've seen the unedited original in real life.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 2:45pm -
Dschonn says:
Such attention to detail shall not go unrewarded.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 2:47pm -
Shotgun Willie says:
@mimsattack There are various copies, edited, cropped and such out there...either way, good stuff all around.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 2:51pm -
El Barbudo says:
Now here's one I recognized right away.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 2:56pm -
Caronna says:
So much talent! love it.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 3:40pm -
cary norton says:
i knew what it was AS SOON as i saw it. good homage sir.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 5:10pm -
mateo says:
Chicks back in the day were tough man.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 5:46pm -
Heyzeus says:
Well done! Bravo! Keep em comin Shotgun!
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 5:53pm -
Yogi Beard says:
I feel very smart for knowing what this was before reading the caption. It also says something for your photography, as well!
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 6:10pm -
ThatGuy says:
I really love this series. So good.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 7:02pm -
Corey says:
Absolutely well done.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 7:03pm -
Taylor says:
I really enjoyed this...everything about it, especially the lesson in history. thanks.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 7:45pm -
David W. says:
Amazing.
Posted: Nov 30th, 2009 - 7:58pm -
Todd the Mok says:
one of my favorite photos of all time. great shot. truly well done.
Posted: Dec 1st, 2009 - 5:16am -
chadmcclarnon says:
wow...so sad I missed this! Amazing sir, keep these up...you're killing it!
Posted: Dec 2nd, 2009 - 1:24am -
Shotgun Willie says:
sorry...it's day 030....not day 029
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 11:31am -
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