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A Photograph Brought to Life: A Novelist Reimagines Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother"

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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7:15pm to 9:15pm

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Mark Taper Auditorium

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FREE/ Reservations Recommended. For more information and FREE reservations, please visit www.lfla.org/aloud or call 213.228.7025.

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A Photograph Brought to Life: A Novelist Reimagines Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother"
Marisa Silver
In conversation with poet and memoirist Meghan O'Rourke

Many generations have been moved by Dorothea Lange’s iconic image of “Migrant Mother,” photographed during the Great Depression. In her decades-spanning new novel, Mary Coin, author Marisa Silver presents a brilliant reimagining of the story behind that arresting face. But what truth can be distilled from an image? In today’s world, bombarded with visual imagery and the need for information, Silver brings into question: What’s in a picture?

 

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