Monday, September 5, 2016

Distant Relation?

Waiting For A Customer, Canton, NC  -  2016
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

I made this photo of a food vendor at the Canton Labor Day Festival yesterday afternoon. After I got the photo up on my computer screen, I had the feeling that I had seen it before. Not the person, but the photo. Had I subconsciously copied a photo I had seen previously?

Then it hit me. My photo had reminded me of the famous photo, Migrant Mother, made by Dorthea Lange in 1936. There were some similarities of hand placement and expression. The two women even look like they could be related.

Migrant Mother, Nipomo, CA  -  1936
Photo by Dorthea Lange

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