This is an example of Dorthea's work of a young boy out in the crops
Another example of Dorthea's work of three african american children sitting on their front porch
Lange, who’d never shown much interest in academics, went on to to pursue photography as a profession after working in a NYC photo studio. She went on to study the art at Columbia University and then, over the next several years, went on working as an apprentice, working for several different photographers, including Arnold Genthe, a leading portrait photographer. In 1917, she also studied with Clarence Hudson White at his prestigious school of photography.
In Lange's early Years one of the preeminent and pioneering documentary photographers of the 20th century, Dorothea Lange was born Dorothea Nutzhorn on May 26, 1895, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her father, Heinrich Nutzhorn, was a lawyer, and her mother, Johanna, stayed at home to raise Dorothea and her brother, Martin according to www.biography.com/people/dorothea-lange-9372993
In later years dorthea continued to photograp , but also became an documentary and journalistic photographer
Lange was most famous for her work during the Great Depression, Dorothea Lange photographed the unemployed men who wandered the streets. Her photographs of migrant workers were often presented with captions featuring the words of the workers themselves. Lange’s first exhibition, held in 1934, established her reputation as a skilled documentary photographer. In 1940, she received the Guggenheim Fellowship. according to www.theartstory.org
examples of Langes other work during the great depression below.
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