The woman portrayed is Nettie Featherston, a migrant laborer’s wife and mother of three. Lange took the picture in the Texas Panhandle to document for the FSA farmland and families devastated by drought and dust storms.
“You put your camera around your neck along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you. The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange
Rarely seen alternate shot of Dorthea Lange's iconic "Migrant Worker"