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Photograph - Near Anniston, Alabama
  • Near Anniston, Alabama
    Lange, Dorothea, born 1895 - died 1965
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Near Anniston, Alabama

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Alabama (made)

  • Date:

    1936 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lange, Dorothea, born 1895 - died 1965 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print

  • Museum number:

    2-1977

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 967

Place of Origin

Alabama (made)

Date

1936 (made)

Artist/maker

Lange, Dorothea, born 1895 - died 1965 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print

Object history note

Along with photographers such as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange worked for the American government’s Farm Security Administration programme during the Great Depression of the 1930's. The F.S.A. was set up to relieve poverty in rural areas but also involved photographing conditions faced by displaced farmers who had been hit by the Depression and by drought. Lange’s Californian Migrant Mother is one of the most widely known of all photographs; the tightly composed, highly concentrated composition has made it an icon of socially committed photography.

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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