Doretha Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. Lange believed photography was going to save the world. Her husband asked her "What is it going save the world from?" She declared her camera an appendage and later wrote her experience while photographing people like you and me forced into such difficult times, "It is difficult to photograph a proud man in a background of poverty."
Below is one of the most influential images in the history of the world taken on a not so special day, during a very difficult time.
MIGRANT MOTHER - 1936