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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning: Her Lifetime in Photography

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This beautiful volume celebrates one of the twentieth century's most important photographers, Dorothea Lange. Led off by an authoritative biographical essay by Elizabeth Partridge (Lange's goddaughter), the book goes on to showcase Lange's work in over a hundred glorious plates. Dorothea Lange is the only career-spanning monograph of this major photographer's oeuvre in print, and features images ranging from her iconic Depression-era photograph "Migrant Mother" to lesser-known images from her global travels later in life. Presented as the companion book to a PBS American Masters episode that will air in 2014, this deluxe hardcover offers an intimate and unparalleled view into the life and work of one of our most cherished documentary photographers.

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"Published in tandem with an episode of the PBS American Masters series, this handsome monograph is the only career-spanning collection of Lange's work currently in print. Accompanied by an informative biographical essay by the pioneering photojournalist's goddaughter, this book reminds us why Lange's unvarnished images of the working poor and other marginalized communities have distinguished her as one of the most important chroniclers of American life in the early 20th century. Lange (1895 — 1965), the first female photographer to put on solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, photographed what she called the 'walking wounded' — people affected by the great crises of the Depression, the Dustbowl, and the interment camps of WWII. As evidenced by her most famous image, 'Migrant Mother' (1936), Lange brilliantly captured the beauty and humanity behind the statistics, whether she was shooting the ex-slaves of Alabama, the field workers of Mississippi, Georgia, and California, the homes, businesses, and makeshift shelters of blighted communities, or the Irish, Korean, and Egyptian citizens she encountered while traveling the globe late in her career. Although this book provides just a sample of Lange's vast and varied oeuvre, it's a valuable introduction to the trove of human experience documented by Lange's sensitive eye. More than 100 photos. Agent Steven Malk, Writers' House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Elizabeth Partridge is the goddaughter of Dorothea Lange and an award-winning author of numerous books. She lives in California.

Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) produced some of the most beloved and recognizable images of American history.

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ISBN:
9781452122168
Author:
Partridge, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
12.5 x 9.5 x 1 in 3.07 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Published in tandem with an episode of the PBS American Masters series, this handsome monograph is the only career-spanning collection of Lange's work currently in print. Accompanied by an informative biographical essay by the pioneering photojournalist's goddaughter, this book reminds us why Lange's unvarnished images of the working poor and other marginalized communities have distinguished her as one of the most important chroniclers of American life in the early 20th century. Lange (1895 — 1965), the first female photographer to put on solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, photographed what she called the 'walking wounded' — people affected by the great crises of the Depression, the Dustbowl, and the interment camps of WWII. As evidenced by her most famous image, 'Migrant Mother' (1936), Lange brilliantly captured the beauty and humanity behind the statistics, whether she was shooting the ex-slaves of Alabama, the field workers of Mississippi, Georgia, and California, the homes, businesses, and makeshift shelters of blighted communities, or the Irish, Korean, and Egyptian citizens she encountered while traveling the globe late in her career. Although this book provides just a sample of Lange's vast and varied oeuvre, it's a valuable introduction to the trove of human experience documented by Lange's sensitive eye. More than 100 photos. Agent Steven Malk, Writers' House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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