On may 13, 2017, the oakland museum of california opened dorothea lange: politics of seeing, a major retrospective that surveys the photographer's career through the lens of social activism. Photographer dorothea lange, whose picture migrant mother is one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century, believed it was important to lead a. Dorothea lange is known for her photography of the dust bowl read about her life's work and how the great depression inspired some of her best work. Iconic dorothea lange photo of california during great depression finds new resonates today. A documentary photographer and photojournalist, lange is best known for her depression-era work for the farm security administration. A look at the work of dorothea lange who captured the great depression through her lens and created some of the iconographic images of that era.
This is a chronicle of a life in photography detailing the adventures of dorthea lange, the book raises questions about the uses and effectiveness of the medium and examines her images of anxious mothers and hungry infants and sullen men waiting in long city breadlines. Dorothea lange bio and timeline best the resulting photographs lead to work with the farm security administration as a documentary photographer in 1935, lange married may 25, 1895 dorothea is born in hoboken, nj, to henry martin nutzhorn and joan lange nutzhorn 1902 dorothea is. In this thoughtful and meticulously researched account of lange's career, spirn focuses on the photographer's largely unpublished 1939 portfolio and champions it as a masterful mix of the visual and the verbal. This video segment from the american masters film dorothea lange: grab a hunk of lightning provides a documentary photographer's perspective of the severe economic despair and difficult living conditions that characterized the great depression. Dorothea lange is perhaps one of the most important historical figures in american photography.
American photographer from 1914 to 1917 she attended the new york training school for teachers and there decided to become a photographer, partly influenced by visits to the photographer arnold genthe from 1917 to 1918. The paperback of the dorothea lange: a photographer's life by milton meltzer at barnes & noble free shipping on $25 or more. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Born dorothea nutzhorn on 26 may 1895 in hoboken, new jersey, lange had a difficult childhood lange studied photography at columbia university under clarence h white, a significant member of the photo-secession group. Born in hoboken, new jersey, dorothea lange (1895-1965) announced her intention to become a photographer at age 18 after apprenticing with a photographer in new york city, she moved to san francisco and in 1919 established her own studio.
Migrant mother, a photograph from 1936 by dorothea lange, depicts a struggling female farmer and her family during the great depression. Beginning as a commercial portrait photographer in 1920s san francisco, dorothea lange worked in the southwest with her first husband, painter maynard dixon. All about dorothea lange, photographer on all about photo search our database of over hundreds of photographers by their name or specialty. I recently got a new book in the mail: dorothea lange: aperture masters of photography (courtesy of aperture) and was deeply inspired and moved by her work, life, and philosophy i have always known dorothea lange's work documenting the great depression (and her famous migrant mother. Florence owens thompson was born florence leona christie on september 1, 1903 as florence waited, photographer dorothea lange, working for the resettlement administration, drove up and started taking photos of florence and her family. Documentary photographer dorothea lange is best known for her work during the 1930s with roosevelt's farm security administration (fsa) born in hoboken, new jersey in 1895, lange studied photography at columbia university then went on to a successful career as a portrait photographer in san.
Read up dorothea lange - wikipedia there is lots of information on her but the best way to understand her important is to go look at her images if you have any experience with photography or just american history during her era most of what peop. Dorothea lange was a natural photographer in the truest sense because she lived, in her words, a visual life she could look at something: a line of laundry flapping in the wind, a pair of old, wrinkled, work-worn hands, a bread-line, a crowd of people in a bus station, and find it beautiful. Sean o'hagan applauds a meticulous biography of the photographer dorothea lange who will forever be defined by her images of the great depression.