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American Masters – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning


Anonymous says:

A moving portrait… … of a woman who took so many moving portraits, including the iconic “Migrant Mother.”Ever since the ‘60’s, when I purchased a copy of my now well-thumbed paperback version of “The Family of Man,” which contained the photographs from an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City shortly after the Second World War, I have been enthralled by the quality of the work of Dorothea Lange. She was once part of a very small band of photographers who were employed by the…

Anonymous says:

Captures the Life of an Outstanding Artist I saw this documentary about photographer Dorothea Lange on PBS’s American Masters series and decided to buy a copy to view again and share with others. Lange’s b/w photography is framed beautifully in this video about her life and work and legacy. I was a little surprised that the presentation of her photos in this documentary had a more powerful effect on me than my last viewing of them in a book. It’s largely due to the filmmaker’s skill in setting the context of Lange’s life and struggles…

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