FLORENCE OWENS THOMPSON

The Migrant Mother - No Benefit to Being a Symbol of Social Change

The Migrant Mother - No Benefit to Being a Symbol of Social Change

"I wish she [Lange] hadn't taken my picture. I can't get a penny out of it. She didn't ask my name. She said she wouldn't sell the pictures... I worked in hospitals. I tended bar. I cooked. I worked in the fields. I done a little bit of everything to make a living for my kids.” The photo becomes history, Lange receives recognition and fame, the photographed woman is obscured into an symbol.