Dorothea Lange BY: MARCU$$ ALEXANDER

WHO: An american (born may 26, 1985 in new jersey) documentary photographer whose portraits of displaced farmers during the Great Depression.

WHAT: She spent most of her time walking the streets of new York, taking pictures of anything she could find.

WHEN: after high school announced to her family that she intended to pursue photography. Looking for work, she approached Arnold Genthe, one of the most successful portrait photographers in the nation. He hired her as a receptionist, but taught her skills of the trade, including how to make proofs, retouch photographs, and mount pictures.

WHERE: went to columbia university in new York city, where she learned photography.

HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Her greatest achievements lie in the photographs she took during the Depression. They made an enormous impact on how millions of ordinary Americans understood the plight of the poor in their country, and they have inspired generations of campaigning photographers ever since.

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