Artist Profile: Dorothea Lange (1895 — 1965)

Dorothea Lange was a photographer who is best remembered for the pictures she took, for the Farm Security Administration, of American farm life during the Great Depression.  Her photography humanized the suffering that was occurring the dust bowl and she remains influential until this day.  Lange contracted polio when she was 12, leaving her with both a permanent limp and a sympathy for society’s outcasts.  In every picture that she took, that sympathy was present.

Below is just a small sampling of her powerful work.


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