Dorothea Lange – Inspiration

mickyates B&W, Photography, Social development, USA 0 Comments

I have been asked to make a short presentation to the PhotoBath group on an image that has always inspired me. It actually didn’t take long to decide that it was Dorothea Lange‘s photograph taken during the Great Depression, in California (Nipomo), in 1936. It is generally known as “Migrant Mother“. Dorothea was commissioned by the Farm Security Administration to document the impact of federal programs in …






Photography is writing

mickyates Art, Photography, Poetry, Prose, Writing 0 Comments

I just read this, written by Tom McCarthy, novelist, in Aperture 217, Winter 2014 “Perhaps in the end the difference between image and word isn’t relevant. Because ultimately it’s all scriptural: things such as light or ink mark and are recorded on surfaces, and that’s an event of writing. I also don’t think there is a massive categorical distinction between …