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STORY OF A PHOTOGRAPHIC SESSION
Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother"

One of the most enduring images of the Depression is a portrait of a woman and her children in a California migrant labor camp. Taken by FSA photographer Dorothea Lange, it was the last of a series of six photographs that Lange shot on a rainy afternoon in March 1936. Beginning with "Migrant Mother," the image Lange published and exhibited, all the photographs in the series are presented here, but not in the order that Lange originally took them. Consider what Lange wanted to convey in "Migrant Mother" and choose the sequence you think led up to it in the photo session.