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Two children and the wooden shack that they call home. It was taken in early 1940 near the tellingly named Weedpatch. The rent for a week was $2.75 plus electricity. Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange. The first photographer's work that caught my interest back in junior high.

In 1945, Lange was offered a faculty position by Ansel Adams at the California School of Fine Arts.Lange died at age 70 in 1965, but her photographs remain as reminders of the struggles. Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange "She was furious all of her life that her photographs were never published with the captions and so the photographs became anonymous."

Porch of a sharecropper's cabin, Hale County, Alabama, Summer 1936. Photographer: Walker Evans. The marginal and oppresive economy of sharecropping largely collapsed during the great Depression.

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