Retratos de mujeres: Migrant Mother (by Dorothea Lange The Library of Congress)
Esta fotografía pertenece a una serie de fotografías realizadas por Dorothea Lange a Florence Owens Thompson y sus hijos en 1936. Lange se encontraba fotografíando a los temporeros que trabajan el campo en California.
Así comentó en 1960 Lange la toma de estas fotografías:
“I saw and approached the hungry and desperate mother, as if drawn by a magnet. I do not remember how I explained my presence or my camera to her, but I do remember she asked me no questions. I made five exposures, working closer and closer from the same direction. I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was thirty-two. She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean- to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me. There was a sort of equality about it. (From: Popular Photography, Feb. 1960).”