Multcolib Research Picks: Dorothea Lange
Annotation:Presented as the companion book to a PBS American Masters episode that will air in 2014, this deluxe hardcover offers an intimate and unparalleled view into the life and work of one of our most cherished documentary photographers"--Provided by publisher.
Annotation:Explores and analyzes the historical context and significance of the iconic Dorothea Lange photograph of a migrant mother during the Great Depression.
Annotation:In 1935, tired of studio portraiture, she began working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), and created many of the images that define the Depression and the disastrous migration of farming families to the West in the popular imagination.
Annotation:An astonishing and deeply moving biography of Dorothea Lange, America's foremost social photographer. No other account can rival this one . . . for its dissection of the passions, injuries, and hopes that impelled Lange to challenge boundaries.--Gary Gerstle, author of "American Crucible."
Annotation:Best known for her portraits of Depression-era America, Lange put a human face on this difficult period, and revolutionized documentary photography.
Annotation:Daring to Look presents never-before-published photos and captions from Dorothea Lange's fieldwork in California, the Pacific Northwest, and North Carolina during 1939.
Annotation:One of the most important documentary photographers of our time, Dorothea Langes revolutionary work chronicled Americas struggle with poverty during the Great Depression.
Annotation:A biography of Dorothea Lange, whose photographs of migrant workers, Japanese American internees, and rural poverty helped bring about important social reforms.
Annotation:Reproduced here are important works from every phase of her career, from rare vintage examples of her most famous photographs to images that are far less familiar. The range of this work serves to confirm Lange's historical stature while expanding our understanding of her creative vision, which was at once documentary and interpretive. Lange's work has remained a touchstone for later generations of photographers due to its powerful synthesis of visual sophistication and emotional complexity."
Annotation:The woman behind the camera is revealed in excerpts from her letters, journal entries, in the words of seven essayists who together develop a full vision of Lange as artist, woman, mother, and activist, and in more than 80 photos.
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Books available at the Multnomah County Library about the life and photography of Dorothea Lange, known for her photographs of Americans affected by poverty and political exile during the 1930's to 1950's.
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