Happy Birthday, Mrs. Lange.

When I was enrolled at RMSP, we were given the assignment to find one iconic photographer in history and model one of our pictures after theirs. Of course, I chose Dorothea Lange. A long time favorite of mine, most of you know her for this picture, Migrant Mother:

Dorothea Lange has always been one of my favorites for two reasons:
#1. Lange was a woman that literally changed the way people were treated solely by the click of a shutter. Lange documented rural poverty and the exploitation of sharecroppers in a way that made people listen to her... {without saying a word.} That's my goal.
#2. Her birthday is 2 days before mine, and that's just plain cool.

Here is a great article on the life of Dorothea Lange.

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