These photos from the Great Depression feel especially timely as unemployment rates spike in the U.S.
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In US news and current events today, Depression-era photos are resurfacing during the coronavirus pandemic and causing people to reflect as unemployment rises to historic rates in the U.S. During the COVID-19 pandemic New York City's Museum of Modern Art reopened its retrospective of the work of Dorothea Lange to the public online. Now viewers are reveling in the images as a way to feel connected to the past.
Photographer Dorothea Lange is best known for capturing some of the most dramatic images of the Great Depression. Lange had been commissioned by the U.S. government to take film and photos documenting life across America as the nation faced one of its most tragic financial collapses.
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