Happy Mother's Day

by Dorothea Lange, 1939

Dorothea Lange was a documentary photographer who worked under the Farm Securities Administration (USA) during the Great Depression. Her work is recognized in part by the many images of mothers and children in the harsh context of migrant agricultural life and homelessness. I've always admired her for documenting the fullness of experience of the people she sought to portray--from the iconic "Migrant Mother" photograph to this, lesser-known, image of a smiling mother. Lange was a mother herself during her FSA work.

God bless all you mothers!