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Dorothea Lange    (American, 1895-1965)

 Dorothea Lange - Migrant Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940 (Photographs)
Dorothea Lange
Migrant Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940
 
 Dorothea Lange - The Road West, New Mexico, 1938 (Photographs)
Dorothea Lange
The Road West, New Mexico, 1938
 
 

Biographie
1895 Born in Hoboken, NJ
1914 - 1917 Attended the New York Training School for Teachers
1919 Moved to San Francisco and established her own studio
1920 - 1930 Worked as a portrait photographer, usually for San Francisco's upper class
1932 Began shooting San Francisco's urban unemployed and labor unrest
1935 Became a staff photographer at the Federal Resettlement Administration (RA), later renamed the Farm Security Administration (FSA)
1940 Was hired by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics as the photographer for a series of community studies in California and Arizona
1940 - 1945 During WWII, photographed the internment of Japanese Americans for the War Relocation Authority, and the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, California, for the Office of War Information
1952 Co-founded the photographic magazine Aperture
1965 Died in San Francisco, CA

Expositions
2002 - 2003 About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1966 Dorothea Lange, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1962 The Bitter Years, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1955 Family of Man, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
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