I've always found Dorothea Lange's photographs from the Great Depression hauntingly beautiful.
I think - even now - her work reminds us that beauty can be found in unlikely places and that to respond to injustice, we must first learn how to see it.
Dorothea once said: “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Indeed, how many new details, shapes, shades, and interactions a single photograph can reveal to us. Stopping time and freezing movement, a camera works like both a time machine and a microscope to show us what the human sight would never capture on its own. And here comes another quote about photography: “A photograph is secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” This may sound like a conflict of interests, but the truth is that many of the greatest human achievements stemmed from some conflicts…