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Dorothea Lange

Photographer

1895 - 1965 USA
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Beginning as a commercial portrait photographer in 1920s San Francisco, Dorothea Lange worked in the Southwest with her first husband, painter Maynard Dixon. In the early 1930s, Lange intuitively took her camera to the streets, recording the breadlines and waterfront strikes of Depression San Francisco. -  berkeley.edu

 

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) has been called America's greatest documentary photographer. She is best known for her chronicles of the Great Depression and for her photographs of migratory farm workers. -  historyplace.com

 

Following America’s entrance into World War II, Lange was hired by the Office of War Information (OWI) to photograph the internment of Japanese Americans. In 1945, she was employed again by the OWI, this time to document the San Francisco conference that created the United Nations. - biography.com

 

Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an Americandocumentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.

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Photographs of an Episode That Lives in Infamy
During the winter of 1942, in the first heated months of America’s war with Japan, the United States government ordered tens of thousands of people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, to report to assembly centers throughout the West for transfer to internment camps.
Books
Dorothea Lange: Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1939 : from the Library of Congress (2 Volume Set) http://a.co/1lHkW6F
Image and imagination: Encounters with the photography of Dorothea Lange http://a.co/hpUcUGa
The human face http://a.co/eTbj4jS
DOROTHEA LANGE (MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY) http://a.co/aHxi4GY
Dorothea Lange--A Visual Life http://a.co/8tXUKHN
Dorothea Lange: The Heart and Mind of a Photographer http://a.co/ercHdGu
In Focus: Dorothea Lange: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum http://a.co/j6oHJbL
Dorothea Lange Looks at the American Country Woman http://a.co/hhwcuEK
Dorothea Lange (Aperture Masters of Photography Number Five) http://a.co/c5VLBeq
Dorothea Lange's Ireland http://a.co/iSAtP46
An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion http://a.co/00PbsXU
Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange's Photographs and Reports from the Field http://a.co/eCmyRkI
Dorothea Lange: Photographs Of A Lifetime: An Aperture Monograph http://a.co/8qcrC2g
Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange http://a.co/92cY5jg
Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment http://a.co/8YCHlbY
Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits http://a.co/i6tMou7