Filipinos Cutting Lettuce, Salinas, California

Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965)

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As part of her assignment from the Farm Security Administration, a Depression-era agency, Lange documented the injustice of stoop labor forced upon Filipino migrant workers in the lettuce fields of the central California coast.

"Sometimes you have an inner sense that you have encompassed the thing generally. You know then that you are not taking anything away from anyone: their privacy, their dignity, their wholeness." — Dorothea Lange

Estate of Irwin Welcher

Object Information

artist
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965)
creation date
1935
materials
gelatin silver print affixed to mount
dimensions
11 x 10-3/8 in. (sheet)
accession number
2003.45
credit line
Anonymous Art Fund
copyright
© Dorothea Lang
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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