Blogging from A to Z Challenge: L is for…Dorothea Lange (#AtoZChallenge)
Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) was an American photographer, and you’re all going, here’s a name I know!! Yes, Dorothea Lange – the photographer most famous for her stark photographs from the 1930s – of the Great Depression. Her documentary photography continued, after the Depression, and “[f]ollowing America’s entrance into World War II, Lange was hired by the Office of War Information (OWI) to photograph the internment of Japanese Americans. In 1945, she was employed again by the OWI, this time to document the San Francisco conference that created the United Nations. ” (https://www.biography.com/artist/dorothea-lange)
Her work is stunning, and sad, and tells stories of endurance in the face of desperation. “While Lange sometimes grew frustrated that her work didn’t always provoke society to correct the injustices she documented, her photography has endured and greatly influenced generations of documentary photographers.” (https://www.biography.com/artist/dorothea-lange) and generations of photographers in general.
Here is one of her iconic images, in the public domain.
And one of her WWII works
Grandfather and grandson at Manzanar Relocation Center (public domain)
Below are only some very few of the many, many websites and articles about Dorothea Lange – I encourage you to see what else is out there!
Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter L. You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).