These are five of the seven pictures Dorothea Lange took of Florence Thompson in Nipomo, Calif. in February, 1936. Thompson was a pea-picker and mother of seven children. Ever since Lange took her iconic photograph of Thompson — shown above in the best-known form, and at bottom in un-modified form (note the thumb in the lower right) — she’s been known as the Migrant Mother. These are five of the seven known Lange photographs of Thompson. Each is in the collection of the Library of Congress. 

Tonight most PBS stations will premiere an "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work. 

Taylor was the lead guest on last week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast. She and host Tyler Green discussed the documentary and Lange’s life and work.

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Furry Little Peach x Odd Collective Bedsheets Kickstarter

Hello my darlings, if you follow me on Instagram then you’ll already know about this, but let me introduce the rest of you to the Kickstarter I have going with The Club of Odd Volumes at the moment! Basically “The Herd” (ie. my Galaxy Whales) are going to be turned into sheet sets which I’m incredibly, incredibly excited about - but can only happen with the help of you guys!

These little babes available on linen sets (A fitted sheet, top sheet and two pillow cases) in Single, Double, Queen and King sizes. The bedding sets are 100% cotton, 300 thread count. Beautiful, bright, luxury photo quality prints and each pledge comes with a little limited edition gift to say thank you for supporting this project!

There is less than two weeks until we need to reach our goal in order for these fellas (along with the other four designs) to go into production, so I would really love and appreciate it if you guys could pledge and/or share this post! If we reach our goal by Sunday, Septemper 7, 2014, 12:00 AM EST we’ll be dreaming amongst these glorious gentle giants. If not, we won’t be charged, but unfortunately the sets won’t go into production.

If you’d like to pledge, you can find the sets on the right hand side - any of the pledges that read “THE HERD” are this design and please check out the other designs too they’re pretty rad! Thanks so much for reading, and let’s make this happen kiddos so we can all have matching sheets! ^.^ <3

Find the kickstarter here:

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Oliver Wetter

abandoned iron giant at lake in swiss mountains
(aleksey savrasov’s lake in the swiss mountains)

kaijufornia spring
(albert bierstadt’s california spring)

a kaiju evening at the juniata
(thomas moran’s the juniata, evening)

godzilla in the mountains
(hermann herzog’s storm in the mountains)

howl’s moving castle at staubbach falls switzerland 
(albert bierstadt’s staubbach falls, near lauterbrunnen, switzerland)

at-at among the sierra nevada
(albert bierstadt’s among the sierra nevada mountains)

a visitor in yosemite valley
(albert bierstadt’s bridal veil falls, yosemite valleycalifornia)

(via le0night)