Another view of Migrant Mother & manipulation of images
The behind-the-scenes understanding of how Lange (may or not have) manipulated the people and the image is interesting and relevant.
But I believe our students need to go even deeper: Many who see "Migrant Mother" have no idea who the subject of the photo is; nor do they know what resulted from the publication of the image and the story of Frances Thompson and her children. To me, it is the CONTEXT that's really relevant--that one powerful photo (and accompanying story) caused people to act. How many other photos in history can be put in this category? (Perhaps the famous Iwo Jima image, splashed on newspapers across the US).
Frank Baker, Media Literacy Clearinghouse