Explanation & Contemporary Significance: How is the image interpreted today? How can our understanding of the photograph help place contemporary media in a historical context? How is this image significant today?
Image: Lange, Dorothea. Destitute pea pickers in California (Migrant mother). 1936. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b29516. Accessed 12 Apr. 2017.
Newspaper articles can be a good source of information about contemporary media. You can search for your particular photo or photographer, and limit your results to more current news stories. You may find articles or reviews that include contemporary significance.
If you can think of a more current photo or popular Internet meme that offers some parallels to your iconic photo, try searching for news articles about it!