Friday, October 5, 2012

Famous Foto Friday...

“Migrant Mother,” by Dorothea Lange, is the most famous photo in the Library of Congress. This 1936 portrait of Florence Thompson and her children symbolizes both economic hardship and the strength to survive. The Library is honored to preserve Lange's original camera negative and makes the digitized photo freely available.

"Migrant Mother" is part of a landmark photo documentary project based in the U.S. Resettlement Administration, the Farm Security Administration (FSA), and later the Office of War Information (OWI). The most active years were 1935-1943, and the entire collection was transferred to us in 1944.  

Dream career number two...photographer.

I write to express the pictures in my head, but an actual photograph can say so much.  At first glance, the picture above screams so many emotions...many of which have not changed much over the years.  As a mother, I too fret over the what if in life and how they will affect my child.  Can I keep her safe, fed, healthy, happy...alive.

There's a starkness to the picture above, and there is incredible beauty...

I would love to be able to catch those moments with my camera.

A Day in the Life of Serena 
Song of the DayPalomino by Duran Duran

Currently Reading:  Hot Six by Janet Evanovich

Currently Writing:  Whatever the muse wants!  Editing:  The Submission
Quote of the Day

He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.

Jack London
It's Banned Books Week! To celebrate the right to read, we're quoting literature that was banned or challenged at some point in history. ~Goodreads


  1. In another life I'm a photographer. Capturing that moment, elusive or not, is the poetry of life.

  2. That is a beautiful way of putting it, Savanna! Thank you. :)