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Capturing Resilience: Dorothea Lange’s Iconic ‘Migrant Mother’ and the Human Face of the Great Depression

Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist best known for her work during the Great Depression. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on May 26, 1895, she eventually relocated to San Francisco, where she started her photography career. The most famous and iconic image by Lange is “Migrant Mother,” which was captured […]

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The Elegant and Provoking Sculptural Photography of Robert Mapplethorpe

Digvijay Nikam What kind of relationship might the distinct mediums of sculpture and photography share? What are the limits of artistic expression? The work of the celebrated and equally censored American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is the right place to unpack these concerns. Born in 1946 in New York and brought up in a strict Catholic

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The Influence of the Scavullo Look on Fashion Photography

Abhishek Kumar JANUARY 16, ON THIS DAY “Something in my head gets turned on by seeing a woman’s looks really come together with the right makeup, the right hair style, the right clothes. It’s exciting to see a woman metamorphosed into something extraordinary.” Francesco Scavullo Francesco Scavullo was an American photographer who had a long

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