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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning 

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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 ... See full summary »

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Dyanna Taylor

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Dyanna Taylor
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Episode credited cast:
Dyanna Taylor ... Narrator (voice)
Dorothea Lange ... Self (archive footage)
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Clair Brown Clair Brown ... Self
Richard Conrad Richard Conrad ... Self
Daniel Dixon Daniel Dixon ... Self
Donald Fanger Donald Fanger ... Self
Christina Clausen Gardner Christina Clausen Gardner ... Self
Jan Goggans Jan Goggans ... Self
Linda Gordon Linda Gordon ... Self
Becky Jenkins Becky Jenkins ... Self (as Rebecca Jenkins)
Paul Kitagaki Paul Kitagaki ... Self
Elizabeth Partridge Elizabeth Partridge ... Self
Rondal Partridge Rondal Partridge ... Self
Sandra Phillips Sandra Phillips ... Self
Anne Whiston Spirn Anne Whiston Spirn ... Self
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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 Anonymous

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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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29 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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