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dorthea langue

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    Dorthea Lange 

 

Early life-

Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography in New York City before the First World War. In 1919, she moved to San Francisco, where she earned her living as a portrait photographer for more than a decade. During the Depression's early years Lange's interest in social issues grew and she began to photograph the city's dispossessed. A 1934 exhibition of these photographs introduced her to Paul Taylor, an associate professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley, and in February 1935 the couple together documented migrant farm workers in Nipomo and the Imperial Valley for the California State Emergency Relief Administration.  "dorthea lange-american memories-google.com"

 

 


 

"One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind."

 

Photos-

 

 

 

Children at the Weill public school in San Francisco pledge allegiance to the American flag in April 1942, prior to the internment of Japanese Americans.

Death-

Lange died of cancer on October 11, 1965, age 70.[ She was survived by her second husband, Paul Taylor, two children, three stepchildren, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Legacy-

In 1972 the Whitney Museum used 27 of Lange's photographs in an exhibit entitled Executive Order 9066. This exhibit highlighted the Japanese Internment during World War II.

On May 28, 2008, California Governor arnold swartsneger  announced Lange's induction into the caifonia hall of fame, located at the califonia musume of histoy woman of the arts . The induction ceremony took place on December 15 and her son accepted the honor in her place.

In 2006, a school was named in her honor in Nipomo, California, near the site where she photographed "Migrant Mother

synopsis-

During the great depretion , Dorthea Lang photographed the less fortunt such as the men, women, & childeren  on the streets. when she took photographs of migrat worker sh usually captioned the photo of the words of the peoplein the photo. Langs first exhibibition was held in 1934, and her reputaition of a skilled documantery photographer was established, and two years afer she recived the Guggenheim Fellowship. Lange studide photogrphy at culumbia university in new york city, her mentore was clarence h. white, a member of the photo~setion group. In 1918 she decided to travel around the world, earning money as she went by selling her photographs, she ran out of money by the time she was in sanfansisco

 

extra information-

During World War II Dorothea Lange documented the internment of Japanese-Americans in camps and then turned her lens on women and members of minority groups at work side by side in California shipyards. Following the war, she covered the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco. The first woman to be awarded a Guggenheim fellowship (which she was unable to complete because of illness), Lange traveled widely during the 1950’s and 1960’s. She visited Vietnam, Ireland, Pakistan and India, doing many photographic essays for Life magazine.

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