Yellow Girl, 1935 by Dorothea Lange
Original black and white negative nitrate by Dorothea Lange. Taken December, 1935, Valencia County, New Mexico, United States (Library of Congress)
A Happy New Year to everybody! After some well needed time off, a lot of behind the scenes work is going on for 2021. This year one of my aims will be to remaster a lot of my old work in addition to all the new pieces I will be producing, beginning with this photograph which is one of my favourite images by Dorothea Lange I did all the way back in 2013. I'm looking forward to showing you all new projects I've been getting on with through 2020 and best of all, new images that I've been wanting to do for a long time. Stay tuned!
A portrait from Dorothea Lange's documentation of the Great Depression. The Bosque Farms project was a piece of land in Valencia County acquired by the Federal Resettlement Administration that year to house Dust Bowl refugees. This portrait is one of many I did in my first year learning the craft many years ago. I've learned a great deal then, so I've remastered this photograph by cleaning it up and adjusting the colour and contrast to bring out the warmth of the photograph.
Original caption reads, "Resettled farm child from Taos Junction to Bosque Farms project. New Mexico."