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Download ☆ Dorothea Lange By Elizabeth Partridge – [BOOKS] ✬ Dorothea Lange Author Elizabeth Partridge – This beautiful volume celebrates one of the twentieth century's most important photographers Dorothea Lange Led off by an authoritative biographical essay by Elizabeth Partridge Lange's goddaughter th This beautiful volume celebrates one of the twentieth century's most important photographers Dorothea Lange Led off by an authoritative biographical essay by Elizabeth Partridge Lange's goddaughter the book goes on to showcase Lange's work in over a hundred glorious plates Dorothea Lange is the only career spanning monograph of this major photographer's oeuvre in print and features images ranging from her iconic Depression era photograph Migrant Mother to lesser known images from her global travels later in life Presented as the companion book to a PBS American Masters episode that will air in this deluxe hardcover offers an intimate and unparalleled view into the life and work of one of our most cherished documentary photographers.

10 thoughts on “Dorothea Lange

  1. E. G. E. G. says:

    Dorothea Lange Grab a Hunk of Lightning EndnotesImage Creditsuotation Sources for Photographic PlatesAcknowledgmentsIndex

  2. William West William West says:

    This is in response to the great exhibit of Lange's work at the Oakland Museum of California The Politics of Seeing composed of a wealth of prints Lange donated to the museum late in life Lange's images of the urban unemployed during the Depression are of course singularly powerful testaments of that age and they earned her a job working as a New Deal documentary photographer resulting in her most iconic work her documentation of the struggles of Dust Bowl migrants But her most heroic and for me powerful images are those her government employers censored Ordered to document WHITE poverty by the FDR Administration Lange documented the abusive conditions suffered by Black farm workers in the Jim Crowe South Many of these images the Roosevelt administration those paragons of progress cropped to omit the Black faces thus making the White overseers seem respectably self reliant Lange bit even harder at the hand that fed her when she documented the fascistic disenfranchisement and internment of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor Refusing orders to stop taking pictures she knew would never see the light of day Lange and the US government parted ways The last section of the exhibit was composed of Lange's photos from the 1950's documenting the destruction of nature and displacement of oppressed communities that resulted from the construction of what became Californian suburban sprawl The final image of a terrified lost horse galloping through its destroyed violated terrain seems a fair metaphor for American subjectivity as captured by Lange's camera

  3. Julie Julie says:

    I recently saw the American Masters film on the life of Dorothea Lange on PBS and I knew that I had to read and view view definitely being the operative word this companion volume The book consists of a short biographical essay followed by many of Lange's most memorable photographs Her most famous Migrant Mother is here of course but there were others that tell other devastating stories unemployed men in San Fransisco Japanese children in internment camps black sharecroppers in the SouthThe photographs are all visually stunning but this uote of Lange's resonated with me the mostOne should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking practically unattainable I have only touched it just touched itUpdate I read this book again In 2020 after reading Learning to See because I wanted to refresh my memory on the actual details of her life and immerse myself once again in her photography

  4. Caelie Caelie says:

    My fave uote and take away You can't do people in trouble without photographing people who are not in trouble too You have to have those contrasts

  5. Terry Kuny Terry Kuny says:

    This is a stunning volume Partridge's text really performs the task of letting Lange speak of her own life and work It feels like a good balance between life story and art story The photos are presented well and the captions something Lange herself was attentive too refine the photo placing it into its vital context The humanity of her work never ceases to come through and Lange is anything but a dispassionate eye of loss and hardship and the casual brutality of economics and politics Lange's own observations about photography and her subjects are well documented here and enrich our understanding of her art and the context of its creation This is a terrific survey of a seminal American photographer whose works resonate as much today as they did when they were taken

  6. False False says:

    An oversized book with the major works of Lange A nicely written history in the introduction

  7. Juanita De Vittorio Juanita De Vittorio says:

    The story of Lange is one of compassion The polio that struck her when she was seven was as she said was the defining event that shaped her life As she approached the marginal and poverty stricken to record their lives on film she found that to be a crippled persongives an immense advantageIt puts you on a different level than if you go into a situation whole and secure Her experience of pain and humanity created a huge monument not a heavy one of rock and cement of the Statue of Liberty that her grandparents followed but one that opens up spaciousness and compassion in the heart and the American landscape

  8. Jan Weishaar Jan Weishaar says:

    The story of Dorothea Lange's life and her body of creative work is so much than her well known photograph of the Migrant Mother This book chronicles a time in the United States that was not so great for those who were poor and treated unfairly It is relevant today The story of Lange's personal life is told as well as her professional life Also chronicled here are her thoughts on humanity as she traveled and photographed people in several countries The second half of the book is the photo exhibit she put together as she was dying

  9. Pat Loughery Pat Loughery says:

    Before reading this book I knew something of Dorothea Lange but not much This peek into her social documentary photography was powerful And watching her grow into her vision and voice was astounding She's now one of my artistic heroes and photographic heroes I will be studying of her work as much as I can find

  10. BiblioBrandie BiblioBrandie says:

    I love Dorothea Lange and this is a wonderful collection of words and images Probably one that I need to own

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