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Great Depression For Fincher's "Dorothea Lange"

31 July 2011 10:03 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Executive producer David Fincher is now attached to a big screen biopic focusing on Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange. Screenplay is by Angela Workman ("Brontë"), for director Leslie Dektor.

Lange was an influential American photographer/photojournalist, noted for her work for the "Farm Security Administration". Her photographs humanized the consequences of the 'Great Depression' while influencing the development of documentary photography.

Stricken with polio as a child, Lange was educated in photography in New York City, then informally apprenticed to New York photography studios. In 1918, she moved to San Francisco, opening a portrait studio and in 1920, married western painter Maynard Dixon.

With the onset of the Great Depression, Lange focused her camera lens on unemployed and homeless people, capturing the attention of local photographers and leading to her employment with the federal Fsa.

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- Michael Stevens

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David Fincher producing a biopic of photographer Dorothea Lange

31 July 2011 7:56 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

David Fincher will lend his support as producer to a biopic charting the life of Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange. Fincher is currently in post-production on his version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but he will exec produce the project, while David B. Ginsberg (Get Low) produces. Angela Workman (the writer behind the upcoming Brontë) is currently scribbling away at the script, with documentary maker Leslie Dektor set to direct. Lange was born in New Jersey in 1895, and went on to become one of the most prominent...

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