From PBS and American Masters - More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange's life and lens -- her creations and achievements; her tragedies and losses. Known ...
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From PBS and American Masters - More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange's life and lens -- her creations and achievements; her tragedies and losses. Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression; her haunting "Migrant Mother" remains emblematic of that period. In 1936; when photographs of the poverty-stricken mother of seven; stranded in a camp in California; were published; a national awareness began. As America matured into a world power; Lange continued to bear witness -- mass migration; increasing urbanization and the cost of war at home -- bringing subjects alive; transmitting raw emotions and capturing the human condition. This film is made by Dyanna Taylor; Lange's granddaughter; who began her artistic vision; literally; at Lange's feet.Written by
A Vivid Profile Of American Photographer, Dorothea Lange
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey (1895) - Dorothea Lange was a notable photographer (with a very keen eye) whose impressive photographic work (recording the decidedly rough and realistic side of Depression-era America) stands tall today as some of the very best images, ever.
Through interviews, stills, and archival footage - This first-rate documentary from the "American Masters" series (presented through the PBS) takes a close-up look at Lange's career as an outstanding camerawoman whose stark, striking, b&w images have faithfully documented a very important part of the bleak side of American history.
*Note* - In 1965 - Dorothea Lange (70 at the time) died from throat cancer.
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