“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.” Dorthea Lange May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965
Dorthea Lange is best known for her work with the Farm Security Administration during the great depression. She skillfully captured the bleak situation of migrant farm workers, many of whom lost their own farms in the crushing economic collapse of the 1930’s. Her work brought public attention to the crisis because her images were distributed for free to newspapers across the country.
In 1952, she was a co-founder of Aperture magazine, still in existence today.
When I think of Dorthea’s quote, I am reminded that not every shot is historic, but we should believe it could be, and strive to that end.