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Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits
Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits
by Linda Gordon
Paperback from W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039333905X
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Winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize and finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography: The definitive biography of a heroic chronicler of America's Depression and one of the twentieth century's greatest photographers.
We all know Dorothea Lange's iconic photos--the Migrant Mother holding her child, the shoeless children of the Dust Bowl--but now renowned American historian Linda Gordon brings them to three-dimensional life in this groundbreaking exploration of Lange's transformation into a documentarist. Using Lange's life to anchor a moving social history of twentieth-century America, Gordon masterfully re-creates bohemian San Francisco, the Depression, and the Japanese-American internment camps. Accompanied by more than one hundred images--many of them previously unseen and some formerly suppressed--Gordon has written a sparkling, fast-moving story that testifies to her status as one of the most gifted historians of our time. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; a New York Times Notable Book; New Yorker's A Year's Reading; and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book. 128 black-and-white photos

 
Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange s Photographs and Reports from the Field
Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange's Photographs and Reports from the Field
by Anne Whiston Spirn
Paperback from University Of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226769852
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursDaring to Look presents never-before-published photos and captions from Dorothea Lange's fieldwork in California, the Pacific Northwest, and North Carolina during 1939. Lange's images of squatter camps, benighted farmers, and stark landscapes are stunning, and her captions--which range from simple explanations of settings to historical notes and biographical sketches--add unexpected depth, bringing her subjects and their struggles unforgettably to life, often in their own words.

When Lange was dismissed from the Farm Security Administration at the end of 1939, these photos and field notes were consigned to archives, where they languished, rarely seen. With Daring to Look, Anne Whiston Spirn not only returns them to the public eye, but sets them in the context of Lange's pioneering life, work, and struggle for critical recognition--firmly placing Lange in her rightful position at the forefront of American photography.

"A thoughtful and meticulously researched account of Lange's career. . . . Spirn, a photographer herself, traces Lange's path, visiting her locations and subjects in a fascinating series of 'then and now' shots."--Publishers Weekly

"Dorothea Lange has long been regarded as one of the most brilliant photographic witnesses we have ever had to the peoples and landscapes of America, but until now no one has fully appreciated the richness with which she wove images together with words to convey her insights about this nation. We are lucky indeed that Anne Whiston Spirn, herself a gifted photographer and writer, has now recovered Lange's field notes and woven them into a rich tapestry of texts and images to help us reflect anew on Lange's extraordinary body of work."--William Cronon, author of Nature's Metropolis

 
Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment
Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment

Paperback from W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393330907
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"Unflinchingly illustrates the reality of life during this extraordinary moment in American history."--Dinitia Smith, The New York Times
Censored by the U.S. Army, Dorothea Lange's unseen photographs are the extraordinary photographic record of the Japanese American internment saga. This indelible work of visual and social history confirms Dorothea Lange's stature as one of the twentieth century's greatest American photographers. Presenting 119 images originally censored by the U.S. Army--the majority of which have never been published--Impounded evokes the horror of a community uprooted in the early 1940s and the stark reality of the internment camps. With poignancy and sage insight, nationally known historians Linda Gordon and Gary Okihiro illuminate the saga of Japanese American internment: from life before Executive Order 9066 to the abrupt roundups and the marginal existence in the bleak, sandswept camps. In the tradition of Roman Vishniac's A Vanished World, Impounded, with the immediacy of its photographs, tells the story of the thousands of lives unalterably shattered by racial hatred brought on by the passions of war. A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2006. 104 black-and-white photographs

 
Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange
by Mark Durden
Hardcover from Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714846198
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It was during the depth of the Great Depression of the late 1920s and 30s, when at least 14 million people were out of work in the USA, that Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) first ventured out on the streets with her camera. In 1935 a report on migrant workers, illustrated with Lange's photographs, came to the attention of Roy Stryker and in response he invited Lange to become a member of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographic unit. Like Stryker, Lange believed that photography was a tool of political action, and this was no more apparent then when the federal government responded to the starvation crisis shortly after the San Francisco News received Lange's photographs - it quickly supplied 20,000 pounds of food to feed hungry migrants at the camps. Lange's championing of black migrants can be seen in the photograph "Plantation Overseer"and his Field Hands" of 1936, in which Lange captured the image of a man who exemplified the racist, exploitative and un-democratic attitudes that were rife in Southern plantation life. The evidence of racism revealed in this photograph - and others - is countered by Lange's many dignifying portraits of black subjects. When the bitter years of the Depression were overtaken by the advent of World War II, she continued to demonstrate her opposition to the poor treatment of migrants by opposing the relocation of 110,000 American Japanese to internment camps. She recorded the evacuation in Northern California after being assigned by the War Relocation Authority. In 1955, after a bout of ill health, Lange continued to work on contemporary social issues, namely a photo-essay for "Life" magazine, a sensitive study of the work of a Yugoslav-American public defender, representing those who could not afford to pay their own legal expenses. Lange watched and photographed him on and off for a year, catching the reflective moments of his defendants' body language. Lange was the first woman to be awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (1941) and was placed on the Honour Roll of the American Society of Magazine Photographers in 1963. She was honoured with major solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Art (1960) and the Oakland Art Museum (1960) and she began preparing a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York shortly before she died in 1965.
 
Dorothea Lange: Photographs Of A Lifetime (Aperture Monograph)
Dorothea Lange: Photographs Of A Lifetime (Aperture Monograph)
by Robert Coles
Hardcover from Aperture
Published: 2005-06-15
ISBN: 0893816574

Reprinted for the first time, this is the most comprehensive collection of the photographer's work ever published. It includes portraits from her early years as a fashionable studio photographer as well as classic images that established her as the preeminent documentary artist of her time. "Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime captures--like all of her work--the extraordinary in the commonplace, with rare candor, compassion, and dignity." --Elle magazine.

 
Dorothea Lange s Ireland
Dorothea Lange's Ireland
by Dorothea Lange, Daniel Dixon, Gerry Mullins
Paperback from Denver Museum of
ISBN: 1570981825

Published for the first time in trade paperback, "Dorothea Lange's Ireland" showcases some of her finest work--as well as some of her least well-known. Accompanying the photographs are text by Gerry Mullins which describes Lange's motivation to go to Ireland, her travels there, and the subjects of her photographs, and an essay by Lange's son, Daniel Dixon, who traveled with her. 106 photos $20,000 marketing budget.

As she demonstrated so indelibly in her photographs of Dust Bowl refugees, the great documentary photographer understood, above all else, the relationship between people and land. Inspired by a book analyzing the social and economic traditions of rural Ireland, Lange traveled to the country in 1954 with her son, writer Daniel Dixon, to record these soulful images of farmers, peasants and schoolchildren. Gerry Mullins' rediscovery of these photographs, most of them published here for the first time, is a major find; his and Dixon's appreciation set Lange's work in context without letting the words get in the way.

 
The Likes of Us: Photography and the Farm Security Administration
The Likes of Us: Photography and the Farm Security Administration
by Stu Cohen
Hardcover from David R Godine
ISBN: 1567923402
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Housed at the Library of Congress, the archives of the Farm Security Administration constitute an essential visual record of American life from the late 1920s through the onset of the Second World War. Guided by the adroit hands and watchful eyes of the master photo editor Roy Stryker, the FSA archive includes the work of dozens of photographers, from acknowledged giants like Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, and Dorothea Lange to Marion Post Wolcott and Russell Lee, whose names and work may be less familiar.
Stryker's approach to his photographers' assignments was a bracing mix of structure and improvisation. He sent his artists across the country to shoot for a few weeks, mostly in small towns and rural areas. They worked from what Stryker called shooting scripts laundry lists of possible subjects and situations but were always free to explore their own perspectives on a locale, its inhabitants, and their activities. When negatives and prints arrived, Stryker would guide his artists with suggestions, advice, and sharp-eyed criticism, all designed to elicit their best work. At this he was strikingly successful.
This book collects work from nine of these trips Evans in Louisana and Alabama, Shahn in West Virginia, Lange in California, and others uniting them with Stryker's shooting scripts, letters, and other relevant archival documents. What emerges, beyond the images themselves, is a complex and vital overview of the FSA at work, not just the work, but how the work evolved and matured under Stryker's guidance. Appropriately, the book concludes with photographs of New Orleans, the only city photographed in depth by the FSA artists.
Reproduced in duotone, the 175 photographs in The Likes of Us all printed from the original negatives at the Library of Congress offer a rare opportunity not only to see a choice selection of famous and little-known images but also to understand the working of one of the government's most original and creative pre-war initiatives.
 
Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange
Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange
by Elizabeth Partridge
Hardcover from Perfection Learning
ISBN: 0756942292
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Dorothea Lange's desperate and beautiful pictures of the migrant workers in California and her heartbreaking photographs of Japanese Americans interned during World War II put human faces on some of the darkest episodes in America's history. Restless Spirit is an intimate portrait of a woman who struggled to balance her passion for her career and her love for her family, all the while producing some of the most celebrated, powerful photographic works in America's history.
"Lange's stirring black-and-white photographs provide the drama in this biography of the famous camera artist . . . . This fine photo-essay invites you to come back and look at her work." (Booklist, starred review)
 
Dorothea Lange: The Crucial Years
Dorothea Lange: The Crucial Years
by Oliva Maria Rubio, Jack von Euw, Sandra Phillips
Hardcover from La Fabrica
ISBN: 8492498757

In 1935, the photographer Dorothea Lange joined Franklin D. Roosevelt's Farm Security Administration project, charged with the task of inventing an iconography that would record and convey the tales of Depression-era America. It was a task that forced Lange's photography to evolve from its then portrait-based character, as she stepped out into the streets to document the woes of the Great Depression, thus creating what is today her most legendary body of work. Gathering powerful images of displaced farmers, sharecroppers and migrant workers (such as the classic "Migrant Mother") with her Graflex camera, Lange put a human face to this difficult era, and revolutionized documentary photography. She obtained results without forcing them, instead just "sitting down on the ground with people, letting children look at your camera with their dirty, grimy little hands, and putting their fingers on the lens, and you just let them, because you know that if you will behave in a generous manner, you are apt to receive it." The Decisive Years surveys the various topics that Lange approached throughout the 1930s and 1940s, with an important selection of her work for the War Relocation Authority (on the evacuation and relocation of the American citizens of Japanese origin)--only a few of which have ever been reproduced in catalogues--and her documentations of farmers' communities in California and Arizona, and the Conference of the United Nations in San Francisco.
Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895. In 1941, Lange was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for excellence in photography. She was a co-founder of Aperture magazine.

 
Photographs of Dorothea Lange
Photographs of Dorothea Lange
by Keith Davis
Hardcover from Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810963159

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) is widely recognized as one of the most influential photographers in American history. Best known for her famous photos of the Depression, including Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, Lange was active from the 1920s to the early 1960s. Now, on the 100th anniversary of her birth, this book survey's Lange's remarkable achievement.

 
Restless Spirit : The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange
by Elizabeth Partridge, Dorothea Lange
(Hardcover)

Restless Spirit : The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange
by Elizabeth Partridge, Dorothea Lange
Book Description: Dorothea Lange chose to work as a photographer during a time when family was supposed to come first for a woman. Like so many women, she had a husband and children to take care of--but no matter how hard she tried, family life could not substitute for the work she loved. Her passion was photographing people. During her career, Dorothea Lange captured some of the most desperate and beautiful faces America has seen in photographs. Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange includes over sixty of Lange's extraordinary photographs printed in high quality duotones, and chronicles Lange's life from her childhood on the Lower East Side of New York, through her early years as a portrait photographer in San Francisco, to her famous work for the government photographing starving migrant workers in California. Also included are her heart-breaking photographs of Japanese Americans interned on the West Coast during World War II. Author Elizabeth Partridge has woven Lange's own words into her book, creating not just another biography, but an intimate portrait of the artist who put faces on some of the darkest episodes in America's history. Restless Spirit presents a magnificent showcase of work that will not soon be forgotten. Dorothea Lange was Elizabeth Partridge's godmother and her father was Lange's photographic assistant in the 1930s. 
(Paperback)

 
Dorothea Lange: The Heart and Mind of a Photographer
by Pierre Borhan
(Hardcover -- June )

The Photographs of Dorothea Lange
by Dorothea Lange, et al
(Hardcover)

Dorothea Lange (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)
by Mike Venezia (Illustrator)
(Paperback)
 

Dorothea Lange : Photographs of a Lifetime
by Dorothea Lange (Photographer), et al
(Hardcover)
 
Women of New Mexico : Depression Era Images (The New Deal and Folk Culture Series)
by Marta Weigle (Editor), et al
(Paperback - September 1993)

Dorthea Lange : A Photographer's Life
by Milton Meltzer, Dorthea Lange
(Paperback)

Dorothea Lange (Phaidon 55S)
by Mark Durden, Dorothea Lange (Photographer)
(Paperback)

An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion
by Dorothea Lange, et al
(Paperback)

Dorothea Lange : A Visual Life
by Elizabeth Partridge (Editor)
(Paperback)

In Real Life : Six Women Photographers
by Leslie Sills, et al
(Paperback)

Dorothea Lange (Masters of Photography Series)
by Dorothea Lange
(Hardcover - December 1987)
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The Thunderbird Remembered : Maynard Dixon, the Man and the Artist
by Dorothea Lange, et al
(Paperback)
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Dorothea Lange's Ireland
by Dorothea Lange (Photographer), Daniel Dixon
(Paperback)
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The human face
by Dorothea Lange
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Dorothea Lange : Eloquent Witness
(Paperback - June 1989)
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