It is likely that you only know Dorothea Lange because of her iconic photograph, Migrant Mother. But there is so much more to the career of Dorothea Lange. She was among the first documentary photographers. She worked tirelessly to bring the faces and hardships of ordinary Americans to the attention of the public. Lange’s life and work intersects with major events and crises of the Twentieth Century: polio, the Depression, World War II, the Cold War, McCarthyism, changes in agriculture and environmentalism. Lange was present to show us how these affected people in real life. She often repeated the slogan: “A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Looking at her pictures today allows us to see the people of the past because of her special gift.