Migrant Mother John Berger Analysis

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Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange Life is art, and an image is not only the version of visual world which is put in a frame, but it also holds a story that is conveyed to spectators through its form and theme. Thus, to analyze the photograph of Dorothea Lange, “Destitute pea pickers in California-Mother of seven children- Age thirty-two” –which is also called Migrant Mother- in March 1936; and to understand the context of that period of history given by this picture there are some John Berger’s ideas in his book “Ways of Seeing” which can apply in this case. Migrant Mother is a meaningful photograph which shows the emotion, historical context, and story itself through its layout and medium, and at the time it was taken. At the first sight