Dorthea Lange

This report is about Dorothea Lange. The main reason I choose her was because, she was a women and I thought I could probable wright better about her for that reason.
Dorthea was born in 1895 and died in 1965. Dorthea’sfirst photographic job was as a commercial portrait photographer in San Francisco in the 1920’s. Herfirst independent work was taking pictures of native American’s in the southwest with herfirst husband Maynard Dixon.
In the early 1930 Dorthea got tired of the working in the studio so she decided to head to the streets. By this time the Great Depression was underway. She was living in California and had access to a lot of out of work people. Now she was with her second husband Paul Schuster Taylor, documenting the struggles of all the people in need . Dorthea would take the pictures of the people and Paul would write essay’s to go with them. She took pictures of family’s migrating west to look for job that didn’t exist, she took pictures of the dust bowl and of other numerous thing’s. Thing’s that showed the truth of the Depression, what was really happening. During this time she took what is probably her most famous picture “Migrant Mother” this picture wasa recognized symbol of the migrant life style. Her pictures showed a urgent need for government assistants in America. If you think about it, if the Great Depression would of never happened then I probablywouldn’t be doing a report on Dorthea Lange because that;s what really set her career off. So, I guess that would be a major event that influenced her in her work.
The beginning ofWW II brought her to a new turning point in photography. During the war Dorothea took very vivid pictures of the forced relocation ofJapanese American citizens, they were placed in internment camps. She also took pictures of minority’sand women workers in the shipyards. This showed that everyone could work equally so


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