Exhibition Event, Afterhours, Wake Forest University, Talks/Lectures, Scholars and Teachers

Migrant Mother, Migrant Gender: Reconsidering Dorothea Lange's Icon of Maternity, with Sally Stein

Date: Thu, October 18, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Reynolda House Museum of American Art


Members/students: $10; Non-members: $15; a/perture cinema members receive the Museum Member rate. 

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Based on extensive archival research, this talk will revisit the great photographic career of Dorothea Lange by offering a new perspective on the making of Migrant Mother, her most famous Depression-era image, and its changing reception over the last eight decades. Sally Stein is professor emerita of art history & film and media studies at University of California, Irvine, and the author of "Peculiar Grace: Dorothea Lange and the Testimony of the Body;' an essay published in Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life. Her research focuses on the history of photography with particular interest in American photography of the New Deal era.

Image: Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-DIG-fsa-8b29516.

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