The White Angel Breadline in San Francisco, Lange's first "street" photo, taken in 1933.
Migrant Mother “I saw and approached the hungry and desperate mother, as if drawn by a magnet. I do not remember how I explained my presence or my camera to her, but I do remember she asked me no questions. I made five exposures, working closer and closer from the same direction. I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was thirty-two. She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean-to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me. There was a sort of equality about it.”- Dorothea Lange
Many people who were migrating to find work, the pictures really reflected what the times were like.
Man in hobo jungle killing turtle to make soup
Pirkle Jones c. 1956
Death at the doorway
Spring Planting in Berkeley, Andrew & Mr. Perkins c. 1964
This photo is called Women Of New York c. 1952
Clarence H. White School of Photography, produced many of the best-known photographers including Dorothea Lange. Clarence H. White
This is a picture of people gathering around Wall Street after the 1929 crash
Crowd at New York's American Union Bank during a bank run early in the Great Depression.
Squatters in Mexican section in San Antonio, Texas. House was built of scrap material in vacant lot in Mexicansection of San Antonio, Texas. March 1939. Photographer: Russell Lee.
Famous Quotes Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion... the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate. ~Dorothea Lange~ While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. ~Dorothea Lange~ Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. ~Dorothea Lange~
Dorothea Lange A picture of Dorothea Lange the year she died in 1965