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Dorothea Lange in Valdosta

Anyone with just a passing interest in photography or American history is familiar with Dorothea Lange. The depression era photographer has always been one of my favorites and is best known for taking this iconic photograph of a destitute pea picker in Nipomo California in 1936.


What I didn’t know until this morning was the following year Lange’s work with the Farm Securities Administration, one of F.D.R’s new deal programs that dealt with poverty in rural America, brought her to the south where she documented turpentine industry.

In July of 1937 she produced the following photographs right here in Valdosta.