the famous portrait of Dorothea with her childeren (a poor white family in the wheat belt)
What do we see here?
Bourke White has the right touch to capture and interpret her time. This is America right after the Wall Street Crash of 1929. In her photos we see depression, destitution, poverty. She is also making a social commentary. Above, against a poster exulting the good of capitalism, we see a long line of unemployed blacks.
women striking in Chicago