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Season 4 Episode 13

Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 27, 2003 on PBS
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Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer
German Hansel Mieth ran away from home at the tender age of 15. It was the start of an incredible journey that would see her emigrate to the USA and eventually work for LIFE Magazine. Famed for her social commentry photography, Mieth documented the lives and struggles of poor Americans in the 1930s and 1940s, including the era of the Great Depression.moreless

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