14 FEB – PHOTOGRAPHY
Arture team is pleased to introduce you today Dorothea Lange. She is an American photographer of the 20th century. She worked for Farm Security Administration, which asks her for pictures during Great Depression in United States. This is a very difficult period for American continent, poverty is high for a whole part of population. Dorothea Lange will have role of documentary photographer.
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5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DOROTHEA LANGE
Dorothea Lange is an photographer was born in 1895, in New Jersey. And she known for her pictures of Great Depression.
She began her career by making mainly portraits of elite people in New York and then in San Francisco.
In 1930s, she left photo studios to devote herself to documentary work. She takes pictures of homeless, unemployed, migrants and shows poverty.
Her most famous photograph “Migrant Mother” became one of symbols of Great Depression. It was taken on February 6, 1936 on California Highway 101.
Her political commitment is reflected in her clichés, which had a significant role in document photography history.
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« The work of Dorothea Lange leaves a very important record of 20th century America. She is a committed photographer who will seek to photograph the reality of cities, countryside, and Americans. These photographs catch the attention. »Claire ARTURE
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If you liked Dorothea Lange‘s photographs you will probably enjoy Walker Evans‘s work. A great 20th century American photographer, he is known for documentary photography. And he also took a lot of shots during the Great Depression.
Next collection of photographs will focus on Berenice Abbott. An American photographer of the 20th century, she is also a documentary photographer and has taken many photographs showing evolution of New-York.