26 May 2009
Dorothea Lange Images
Dorothea Lange, a pioneer in American photography, was born this day May 26, 1895. She was an influential photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange brought a human face to the Great Depression with images of rural farming areas. After her work for the FSA, she continued to work and grow in notoriety. With the out break of WWII, Dorothea documented images of US internment camps of US citizen's with Japanese heritage. Her images where impounded by the US Army at the time. Dorothea went on to help find Aperture magazine. Dorothea Lange died on October 11, 1965. She was a women ahead of her time and captured life in some of our toughest of times.
To learn more about Dorothea Lange and view images, be sure to visit The Getty and the Library of Congress.
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