Then and Now

What became of the places and the people Lange portrayed in 1939?

I decided to see for myself. The journey took me to places I might never have gone, to people I would never have met.

My discoveries are described in the book DARING TO LOOK: what I found, whom I met and what they told me, what happened to families Lange photographed, what has and has not changed over the intervening decades, and what significance Lange’s work of 1939 holds for the present day.

Here are some of the photographs I took, alongside those Lange made of the same places in 1939.

To see the photographs side by side, select view all. To explore the photographs on a map, choose a region.

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