Dorothea Lange

(American, 1895 - 1965)

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Dorothea Lange

New York City, 1952

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shipyard workers, richmond, ca by dorothea lange

Dorothea Lange

Shipyard Workers, Richmond, CA, 1942

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three churches of the high plains, near winner, south dakota by dorothea lange

Dorothea Lange

Three Churches of the High Plains, Near Winner, South Dakota, 1938

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Biografie

Chronologie

1895
Born in Hoboken, NJ
1914 - 1917
Attended the New York Training School for Teachers
1919
Moved to San Francisco and established her own studio
1920 - 1930
Worked as a portrait photographer, usually for San Francisco's upper class
1932
Began shooting San Francisco's urban unemployed and labor unrest
1935
Became a staff photographer at the Federal Resettlement Administration (RA), later renamed the Farm Security Administration (FSA)
1940 - 1945
During WWII, photographed the internment of Japanese Americans for the War Relocation Authority, and the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, California, for the Office of War Information
1940
Was hired by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics as the photographer for a series of community studies in California and Arizona
1952
Co-founded the photographic magazine Aperture
1965
Died in San Francisco, CA

Ausstellungen

2002 - 2003
About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1966
Dorothea Lange, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1962
The Bitter Years, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1955
Family of Man, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY