Dorethea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA).
Lange’s photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. She visited Georgia in 1937 and below are some of her remarkable photographs.
Farmer who has just moved into impoverished Greene County, Georgia from the Georgia hills 1937
Two photographs of the home of a farmer who has raised cotton for fifty years on his own land. Greene County, Georgia 1937
Cotton sharecroppers. Greene County, Georgia. They produce little, sell little, buy little 1937
Land cut over by lumber company and not replanted. Greene County, Georgia. 1937
Blacks who own land in Greene County, Georgia 1937
Typical owner-operated small farm of Greene County, Georgia 1937
Eroding field and fence Greene county
The tree roots show how the land has been washed away on this old plantation. Wray Plantation, Greene County, Georgia 1937
Sharecropper and his family near Hartwell, Georgia, 1937
Sharecropper’s car near Hartwell, Georgia 1937Farmer’s daughter in the fields. Farm in Georgia, 1937
The landowner’s daughter hoes cotton on a south Georgia farm