Dorothea Langehttp://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/128_migm.html
Biography          • May 26, 1895 - October 11, 1965          • Social Realism          • Documentary photographer and    ...
Life’s Work                • Began as a portrait                  photographer in 1920s San                  Francisco, wh...
Life Work (cont.)• During WWII she documented the  relocation of Japanese Americans to  internment camps• Also documented ...
Portraits in the                    Southwest• Opened portrait studio in 1918 with husband Maynard Dixon• Her husband’s wo...
Documenting                          Depression• Photographed the human condition• 1934: First show in which Lange  exhibi...
Migrant Mother            • One of a series of              photographs of Florence              Owens Thompson           ...
Photographs       • South of Eloy, Pinal County, Arizona       • 10 year old migratory Mexican cotton         picker      ...
Photographs        • Arizona Highway 87, south of          Chandler, Maricopa County,          Arizona        • Migratory ...
Photographs• Photograph suggest jovial  camaraderie could relieve the  strain of the fields• Work was hard to come by in  t...
California, March 1937.                 “Toward Los Angeles.”                                                             ...
WWII Japanese                 Americans• Lange received another federal  commission from the government’s War  Relocation ...
1942 A family in Hayward, Calif., awaits                   an evacuation bus.                                             ...
Asia• Lange traveled with husband  Paul Taylor• She made several trips with him  to Asia, South America, and the  Middle E...
Egypt• Powerful expressions of  both women though one  covers herself with a vail• emphasize emotional  moments• Frequentl...
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    1. 1. Dorothea Langehttp://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/128_migm.html
    2. 2. Biography • May 26, 1895 - October 11, 1965 • Social Realism • Documentary photographer and photojournalist • Contracted polio at the age of 7, leaving her with a limp and father walked out on the familyhttp://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_nf=1&qe=ZG9yb3RoZWEgbGE&qesig=b4nWOMbExqLXT-dXYv0N4g&pkc=AFgZ2tlg2cmHR4CQOVnjdVLiv_fXFQx9wz1LpGULTtlD9yagXz8OD0OoRLjqrQobmU-0hKL0e97tBL4GnPk3K60Qj279TjXzFw&cp=11&gs_id=15&xhr=t&q=dorothea+lange&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&oq=dorothea+la&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=e82fd6f5b68cf4ef&biw=1224&bih=663
    3. 3. Life’s Work • Began as a portrait photographer in 1920s San Francisco, where she recorded the effect of the depression • Early documentary work on native americans • 1935 Began work for Farm Security administration, documenting migration of farm families in search of work Between Weedpatch and Lamont, Kern County, California. Children living inhttp://berkeley.edu/lange/lange.html camp...Rent $2.75 plus electricity.
    4. 4. Life Work (cont.)• During WWII she documented the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps• Also documented women and minority workers in wartime industries• Later life traveled the world taking pictures of Ireland, Asia, and Egypt• Documented the consequences of California’s post war boom.• First woman awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for photography On the Road: 1939
    5. 5. Portraits in the Southwest• Opened portrait studio in 1918 with husband Maynard Dixon• Her husband’s work consisted of subjects of the southwest• Applied her talent for taking portraits in the southwest Hopi ManExperiment in light and shadow and abstraction Taos, New Mexico, 1931 Her early work was more soft-focus portraiture This portrait bridges her early work with her later documentary work
    6. 6. Documenting Depression• Photographed the human condition• 1934: First show in which Lange exhibited pictures of political demonstrations, strike rallies, labor leaders, and breadline recipients• These photos lead to her job working for the US Government’s New Deal Administration• Photos became symbols of migrant White Angel Breadline, experience San Francisco, 1933• persuasive evidence of the urgent need for government to assist disadvantaged Americans A New Beginning: 1939
    7. 7. Migrant Mother • One of a series of photographs of Florence Owens Thompson • Made using a graffix camera • “Drawn by a magnet” • Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of sevenhttp://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/128_migm.html http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/lange/index.html children
    8. 8. Photographs • South of Eloy, Pinal County, Arizona • 10 year old migratory Mexican cotton picker • He is fixing the family car and does not go to school • He says he does not go to school because his father wants him to help pick cotton • The previous day he had picked 25 pounds of Pima cottonhttp://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/lange/index.html
    9. 9. Photographs • Arizona Highway 87, south of Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona • Migratory family living in a trailer in a open field with no sanitation and no water • Came from Amarillo, Texas and on the way pulled bolls and picked cotton. • Plan to return to Amarillo when cotton picking season is over http://www.historyplace.com/ unitedstates/lange/ index.html
    10. 10. Photographs• Photograph suggest jovial camaraderie could relieve the strain of the fields• Work was hard to come by in the 1930s, these laborers were lucky• picking cantaloupes in the Imperial Valley• Extremely hot and dry day Mexican Labor Off for the Melon Fields in the Imperial Valley
    11. 11. California, March 1937. “Toward Los Angeles.” November 1938. “Migrant cotton picker’s child who lives in a tent in the government camp instead of along the highway or in a ditch bank. Shafter Camp, California.” June 1938. “Butter bean vines across the porch. Negro quarter in Memphis, Tennessee.”http://www.flavorwire.com/198252/gallery-dorothea-langes-harrowing-depression-era-photography#7
    12. 12. WWII Japanese Americans• Lange received another federal commission from the government’s War Relocation Authority• She photographed the forced internment of Japanese Americans• This image was made two weeks before the Japanese Americans of San Francisco were to be assembled, Spring 1942• Wanted to also document ordinary life before imprisonment Pledge of Allegiance, Raphael Weill Elementary School, San Francisco, April 1942
    13. 13. 1942 A family in Hayward, Calif., awaits an evacuation bus. Inside a barracks apartment at Tanforan. Horse stalls at Tanforan that were transformed into living quarters for internees.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/06/arts/design/06lang.html
    14. 14. Asia• Lange traveled with husband Paul Taylor• She made several trips with him to Asia, South America, and the Middle East• Pictures that contain the essence of “a visual life” Korean Child, 1958
    15. 15. Egypt• Powerful expressions of both women though one covers herself with a vail• emphasize emotional moments• Frequently photographed women this way Egypt 1963, Woman Balancing Large Bowl

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