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    Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother

    Here's a short video on the making of Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange.

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    Re: Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother

    Thanks that was interesting!

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    Re: Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother

    Excellent video about the work of one of my preferred photographers. Coming from a family of immigrants myself who settled in Nipomo, California about the time the photo was taken made me familiar with her work. I knew for a long time that most photographs were well studied and composed, not only in this case, but almost always. Great photos reflect the photographer's genius, character, or intentions.
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    Re: Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother

    Ugh. WTF is up with vertical-format video? Fail. Great shot by D.L. Terribly shitty video.

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    Re: Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother

    Regardless an educational video
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    Re: Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother

    Thanks for posting, Larry ... most informative.
    While I was aware of the "staging" of this iconic image I had never seen the sequence of photographs leading up to the final image as presented here.
    I have no problem at all with DL's engagement of the family in order to create this powerful photograph.

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    Re: Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother

    Quote Originally Posted by drewf64 View Post
    Thanks for posting, Larry ... most informative.
    While I was aware of the "staging" of this iconic image I had never seen the sequence of photographs leading up to the final image as presented here.
    I have no problem at all with DL's engagement of the family in order to create this powerful photograph.
    I had seen the other images, but assumed they were all shot as candids. The staging was the most interesting part to me.

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    Re: Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother

    Quote Originally Posted by EdSawyer View Post
    Ugh. WTF is up with vertical-format video? Fail. Great shot by D.L. Terribly shitty video.
    The world is changing and a good portion of the channel's viewership probably watches on smart phones. In this case the vertical format would allow the phone viewer to see more of the images since they are in portrait orientation. I suspect it was a deliberate choice and not a fail (even if I'd rather it was landscape orientation since I watch things on a computer monitor).

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