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Dorothea Lange

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Documentary photographer notable for her striking images of Depression era America. From 1917-1919, Lange started out as an independent portrait photographer in San Francisco, but soon began photographing the homeless in order to bring attention to their plight. In 1935, she joined the Farm Security Administration and reported on living conditions in rural areas. Her images show not only despair and loss, but also a sense of pride with which these people endured their circumstances. "Migrant Mother," a portrait of a world-weary mother and her three children is one of Lange's most well known images from this period. American photographer.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500007674.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Dorothea Lange:

Dorothea Lange Ex-Missouri Farmer, Now Migrant Farm Laborer, California, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Dorothea Lange Clean-Up Day, Wheeley’s Church, Gordonton, N.C., 1939 Gelatin silver print
Dorothea Lange Drought Farmers, Oklahoma, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Dorothea Lange Cotton Sharecroppers, Greene Co., Georgia, 1937 Gelatin silver print
Dorothea Lange A Hitch Hiking Family Waiting along the Highway in Macon, Georgia, 1937 Gelatin silver print
Dorothea Lange Fourth of July near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1939 (printed 1987) Gelatin silver print
Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936 (printed 1976) Gelatin silver print
Dorothea Lange Spring Plowing, Cauliflower Fields, Guadalupe, Cal., 1937 (printed late 20th century) Gelatin silver print
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