Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) is greatest American documentary photographer, in my opinion. She is most well known for her photography from the great depression and the migrant workers. Each of these photographs of pre-WW2.
I am pretty sure this section in my history book (way back when) was the only chapter I actually read start to finish. Her photography is lovely and so subtle. Each picture captures the emotion perfectly. It makes me feel like I am standing right in front of these people.
All images taken from The History Place
7 thoughts on “A History Lesson… In Photography”
I absolutely love Dorothea Lange’s images. Thanks for sharing and giving more people the chance to appreciate some of her work!
Love Lange. What is really cool is that she was commissioned by the government so all her work is free use.
A terrific blog bringing to our attention a insight into Langes work. Thanks for this as I had not been aware of her volume of work and I shall enjoy the research into learning more about her.
She really is a wonderful photographer. I hope you enjoy your research. She’s a very interesting person.
You’re so right, I feel like I understand the struggle of this people!
It is amazing what you can capture in photography!
Fascinating images, showing great character throughout.