Today in History–October 11–the Library of Congress features photographer Dorothea Lange, who died on this day in 1965. Best known for her “Migrant Mother” photo, Lange began her career as a studio photographer. During the Depression she took her camera to the street, photographing the homeless. These images led to her employment with the federal Resettlement Administration (RA), and its successor agency, the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Learn more about this Lange by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources and information related to this influential documentary photographer.
Dorothea Lange: World War II (Women Come to the Front online exhibition)
Dorothea Lange stories from America’s Library