Dorothea Lange | the artist

The artist Dorothea Lange
Born May 26 1895, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.
Died Oct 11 1965, , .
Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

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In 1933, Dorothea Lange, a young, successful portrait photographer, picked up her camera and left her studio, located on Union Street in San Francisco. Compelled by the visible human anguish of the Great Depression, she traveled through the streets to a food distribution area --- a bread line --- that had been recently set up by White Angel, a wealthy woman living in San Francisco...

About the artist, with slideshow

During the Depression's early years Lange's interest in social issues grew and she began to photograph the city's dispossessed. A 1934 exhibition of these photographs introduced her to Paul Taylor, an associate professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley, and in February 1935 the couple together documented migrant farm workers in Nipomo and the Imperial Valley for the California State Emergency Relief Administration...