When Roy Stryker headed the Farm Security Administration, he deployed 15 photographers to capture the human landscape of the United States. The famous project launched the career of many photographers, and one of them was Dorothea Lange.
The photojournalist Lange had been dreaming of becoming a photographer since high school and pursued her goals in New York, becoming an apprentice of many famous photographers there. Lange eventually moved to Los Angeles and set up shop there. During the Great Depression, Lange focused more on the streets and the homeless people, which resulted in the "White Angel Breadline (1993)". The image captured the attention of the Resettlement Administration, the former name of the FSA.
Lange had a massive portrait collection of women taken by herself, taken all across provincial America. It's through this series Lange would be celebrated forever as a pioneer in documentary photography with the image "Migrant Mother", which was the photo of American mother Florence Owens Thompson.
In this second installment of our special two-part feature on cinematic photographers, we take a look back to more photographers who have mastered the dreamy, often surreal aesthetic of cinematic photography.
Nick Collingwood is an avid film photographer and active Lomography community member in New York City. He loves experimenting, which is why the LomoChrome Purple was his choice of film for his travels to Joshua Tree National Park and Portugal.
If you want to take your creative, analogue experience to the next level why not try starting up a film swap project. You'll get to work with other budding photographers in revealing something totally unique and one-off. This article gives you some tips on getting it right the first time.
Our friend and Lomographer Christelle Camus-Bouclainville a.k.a. christellec is here to take us to the understated yet gorgeous, colorful town of Collioure, France through her very own words and images.