Dorthea Lange was born on May 26, 1895. Ms. Lange is best known for documenting the plight of everyday people during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression through powerful black and white photographs. Her photos are so widely known and appreciated that they have become America's visual memory of these historical events.
You can read more about Ms. Lange and her work as a photojournalist in
Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorthea Lange by Elizabeth Partridge and Dorthea Lange by Robin Turner.