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 …






A wish for 2015 – Beginner’s Mind

mickyates Photography, Poetry, Prose 0 Comments

I first posted a version of this in 2010, on mick’s leadership blog. It still seems highly appropriate, though this time in a “photographic” context. I got a little acquainted with Zen in the 1960’s, part of my own quest for “truth”. And whilst many other philosophies and concepts have entered my mind and been very helpful since, I have never forgotten the …