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(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)



(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Inspired By…

…Walker Evans’ Portrait of Lucille, Alabama 1936.

Walker Evans, like his peer Dorothea Lange, spent the Depression photographing the desperate plight of rural farmers. His image of ten year old Lucille makes this all the more poignant. Five years after Evans met Lucille, she was married, pregnant and still in the cotton field. At thirty she was a grandmother. In 1971, the year Evans had a retrospective at the Modern Museum of Modern Art, Lucille died. Despite the sad outcome of Lucille’s life, her 1936 portrait radiates youthful optimism and hope.


Fashion details-Model Abbi wears a sleeveless dress from Gap Kids. Hat is by Tula.

(Right Photo- Walker Evans. Left Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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Inspired By…

…Dorothea Lange’s Girl Portrait, Ireland 1954

Most people are familiar with the photographer Dorothea Lange’s impressive black and white images from the Depression. But another, lesser known collection of hers, is compiled in the book ‘Dorothea Lange’s Ireland.’

Sponsored by Life Magazine, Lange and her son Daniel Dixon traveled to Ireland to explore and photograph rural life. She loved the country and its people. In particular, Lange enjoyed taking images of children. She felt they were “…incarnations of the past and prophecies of the future…” I couldn’t agree more.


Fashion details- Shirt with peter pan collar, dot dress and knit cardigan all from Gap Kids. Locket and glasses are model A.’s own.

(Left Photo- Dorothea Lange. Right Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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#13. Through A Child’s Eyes- My little friend E.B. (age 5) showed me how he uses a digital camera to take pictures of his favorite toys.


(Top Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne. Toy Photos- E.B.)

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All that remains of a Blue Jay killed by a Hawk.

(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)