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Lange, Dorothea

Works: 453 works in 710 publications in 3 languages and 24,763 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  History  Personal narratives  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Sources  Portraits  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Honoree, Artist, Collector, Interviewee
Classifications: E806, B
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Restless spirit : the life and work of Dorothea Lange by Elizabeth Partridge( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Dorothea Lange, whose photographs of migrant workers, Japanese American internees, and rural poverty helped bring about important social reforms
Executive order 9066; the internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans by Maisie Conrat( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial representation, in black and white, of Japanese internment camps during World War ii, this book has over 100 pages of pictures of the evacuation and internment, taken by Dorothea Lange and other photographers, plus a text providing a brief historical account of events leading up to the internment. (Sb)
Daring to look : Dorothea Lange's photographs and reports from the field by Anne Whiston Spirn( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents never-before-published photos and captions from American documentary photographer and photojournalist Dorothea Lange's (1895-1965) fieldwork in California, the Pacific Northwest, and North Carolina during 1939. Best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. Lange's images of squatter camps, benighted farmers, and stark landscapes are stunning, and her captions -- which range from simple explanations of settings to historical notes and biographical sketches -- add unexpected depth, bringing her subjects and their struggles unforgettably to life, often in their own words
Dorothea Lange--a visual life by Elizabeth Partridge( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lange is famous for her portraits of Dust Bowl Okies, black tenant farmers and incarcerated Japanese Americans
Dorothea Lange : grab a hunk of lightning( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles American photographer Dorothea Lange, who came to the attention of the world with her photographs documenting the Great Depression, and achieved lasting fame in the post-War years
Dorothea Lange's Ireland by Dorothea Lange( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Dorothea Lange's Ireland" showcases some of her finest work--as well as some of her least well-known. Accompanying the photographs are text by Gerry Mullins which describes Lange's motivation to go to Ireland, her travels there, and the subjects of her photographs, and an essay by Lange's son, Daniel Dixon, who traveled with her."--Amazon
Dorothea Lange : photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum by Judith Keller( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To a cabin by Dorothea Lange( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothea Lange by Mark Durden( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was during the depth of the Great Depression of the late 1920s and 30s, when at least 14 million people were out of work in the USA, that Dorothea Lange (1895 - 1965) first ventured out on the streets with her camera. In 1935 a report on migrant workers, illustrated with Lange's photographs, came to the attention of Roy Stryker and in response he invited Lange to become a member of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographic unit. Like Stryker, Lange believed that photography was a tool of political action, and this was no more apparent then when the federal government responded to the starvation crisis shortly after the San Francisco News received Lange's photographs - it quickly supplied 20,000 pounds of food to feed hungry migrants at the camps. Lange's championing of black migrants can be seen in the photograph 'Plantation Overseer and his Field Hands' of 1936, in which Lange captured the image of a man who exemplified the racist, exploitative and un-democratic attitudes that were rife in Southern plantation life. The evidence of racism revealed in this photograph - and others - is countered by Lange's many dignifying portraits of black subjects. When the bitter years of the Depression were overtaken by the advent of World War II, she continued to demonstrate her opposition to the poor treatment of migrants by opposing the relocation of 110,000 American Japanese to internment camps. She recorded the evacuation in Northern California after being assigned by the War Relocation Authority. In 1955, after a bout of ill health, Lange continued to work on contemporary social issues, namely a photo-essay for Life magazine, a sensitive study of the work of a Yugoslav-American public defender, representing those who could not afford to pay their own legal expenses. Lange watched and photographed him on and off for a year, catching the reflective moments of his defendants' body language. Lange was the first woman to be awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (1941) and was placed on the Honour Roll of the American Society of Magazine Photographers in 1963. She was honoured with major solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Art (1960) and the Oakland Art Museum (1960) and she began preparing a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York shortly before she died in 1965
Forty acres and steel mules by H. C Nixon( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothea Lange : Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1939 : from the Library of Congress by Dorothea Lange( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating a collection : the work of Dorothea Lange by Therese Thau Heyman( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un-American : the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II by Richard Cahan( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1942 more than 109,000 Japanese Americans, including 70,000 U.S. citizens, were picked up and sent to incarceration centers, most for the duration of the war. It was the shame of America-- and it was documented on film. Cahan and Williams provide a visual history which includes interviews with many of the people reflecting on their experiences
The thunderbird remembered : Maynard Dixon, the man and the artist by Dorothea Lange( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American exodus; a record of human erosion in the Thirties by Dorothea Lange( Book )

16 editions published between 1939 and 1999 in English and French and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exodus from the land is not new. Since the Middle Ages in Europe an unending stream of rural folk has fed the growth of cities and furnished manpower for rising manufactures. In America throughout our national history people have migrated in a double stream. One current, itself a part of the 500-year old stream of Europe, has drawn off surplus population from land already settled in order to urbanize and industrialize the United States. The other current, described a century ago by the Frenchman de Toqueville, has moved steadily westward with "the solemnity of a providential event... like a deluge of men rising unabatedly, and daily driven onward by the hand of Gof." Its goal was a piece of unoccupied domain for each family to assute a living through tillage of the soil. The generation of our fathers saw the end of the wester frontier of free land. And it is now a full decade since the doors of our factories were open wide to boys from the farms. Indeed, in the face of industrial collapse in 1929 millions of Americans sought refuge in recoil to the land from which they had sprung... Now our people are leaving the soil again. They are being expelled by powerful forces of mans and of Nature. They crowd into cities and towns near the plantations. Once more great numbers of landseekers thek west. This contemporary exodus is our theme. It attains its most dramatic form on the deltas, the prairies, and the plains of the South, and in the tide of people which moves to the Pacific Coast. But this time the cities and tows are already burdened with unemployed, and opportunity upon the land is sharply restricted
Impounded : Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internment by Dorothea Lange( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censored by the U.S. Army, Dorothea Lange's unseen photographs are the photographic record of the Japanese American internment saga. This indelible work of visual and social history confirms Dorothea Lange's stature as one of the twentieth century's greatest American photographers. Presenting 119 images--the majority of which have never been published--this book evokes the horror of a community uprooted in the early 1940s and the stark reality of the internment camps. Nationally known historians Linda Gordon and Gary Okihiro narrate the saga of Japanese American internment: from life before Executive Order 9066 to the abrupt roundups and the marginal existence in the bleak, sandswept camps.--From publisher description
Hard times : an oral history of the great depression by Studs Terkel( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des centaines d'entretiens font revivre les souvenirs de ceux qui ont traversé la grande dépression de 1929 aux États-Unis, du krach aux luttes syndicales, de la difficulté de la vie paysanne aux conséquences du New Deal
Dorothea Lange : a visual life by Meg Partridge( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings to life five decades of American history with photographs and insights by Dorothea Lange, revealing her passion for her work and her commitment to record the rapidly changing face of the 20th century
Photographs of a lifetime by Dorothea Lange( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of black-and-white photographs by early twentieth-century photographer Dorothea Lange, best known for her pictures of Depression-era America, featuring selections drawn from throughout her career; with an essay that provides information about Lange's life and work
Death of a valley by Dorothea Lange( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Restless spirit : the life and work of Dorothea Lange
Alternative Names
Dixon, Dorothea 1895-1965

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Dorothea Lange Amerikaans journaliste

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Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965

Nutzhorn, Dorothea Margaretta

Nutzhorn Dorothea Margaretta 1895-1965

Taylor, Dorothea Lange

Taylor, Dorothea Lange 1895-1965

Taylor, Paul Schuster, Mrs.

Taylor, Paul Schuster Mrs. 1895-1965

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English (174)

French (4)

German (3)

Daring to look : Dorothea Lange's photographs and reports from the fieldDorothea Lange--a visual lifeDorothea Lange's IrelandDorothea Lange : photographs from the J. Paul Getty MuseumDorothea LangeThe thunderbird remembered : Maynard Dixon, the man and the artistAn American exodus; a record of human erosion in the ThirtiesImpounded : Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internmentPhotographs of a lifetime