When Roy Stryker headed the Farm Security Administration, he deployed 15 photographers to capture the human landscape of the United States. The famous project launched the career of many photographers, and one of them was Dorothea Lange.
The photojournalist Lange had been dreaming of becoming a photographer since high school and pursued her goals in New York, becoming an apprentice of many famous photographers there. Lange eventually moved to Los Angeles and set up shop there. During the Great Depression, Lange focused more on the streets and the homeless people, which resulted in the "White Angel Breadline (1993)". The image captured the attention of the Resettlement Administration, the former name of the FSA.
Lange had a massive portrait collection of women taken by herself, taken all across provincial America. It's through this series Lange would be celebrated forever as a pioneer in documentary photography with the image "Migrant Mother", which was the photo of American mother Florence Owens Thompson.
In the digital age, image-making has become easier. But for a photographer to grow, he's obliged to try out unfamiliar and strange things and methods. That's what photographer Neto Macedo likes to do with his photography, but only in the analogue grind.
The beauty of language is the variance of meanings and words that are exclusive to a culture. Some things, feelings, and circumstances hold more weight and nuance. It''s why, through Lomographs, we define those words.
Photographer Pauline Caplet likes to photograph with depth and simplicity, and to achieve this, she channels a timeless aesthetic for portraiture with the help of the Petzval 85 and Petzval 58 Art Lenses.
Cambridge based photographer Maya Beano shoots using 35mm film and manages to capture beautiful tones and textures within her work. We lent her a Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens to test out with some film.
Nancy Rexroth's wonderful photo series, Iowa, was re-edited in 2017 for the joy of photography lovers and followers. Step inside to see more of her notably nostalgic work with the dreamy, Diana camera.