Thursday, May 28, 2015

"Migrant Mother" Shot With A Graflex

Well you learn something everyday, it turns out Dorothea Lange did use her Graflex to shoot one of the most famous photos in photgraphic history, "Migrant Mother". I saw a original print (a bit soft) of this photograph when I was in San Francisco a few years ago at the Pier 24 gallery show.

Wouldn't it be cool if I could shoot an important mother and child photo at the dump or elsewhere with my Graflex? That would be really beautiful. Hope this new (very very old) camera functions properly, I want to try!

Links with info on the famous Dorothea Lange photograph:

Migrant Mother" Florence Owens Thompson 32, Feb/March 1936 by Dorothea Lange