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A family from Pittsburg County, Oklahoma

leave their home in search of a better life

due to a serious long-term drought in the region,

June 1938.

 

Photograph:

Dorothea Lange/ Hulton/ Getty Images

 


Dust Bowl refugees – a picture from the past

 

The 75th anniversary

of the publication of The Grapes of Wrath

is marked on 14 April 2014.

 

The photography of Dorothea Lange

is as closely associated

with American farmers' struggle

against drought and dust in the Depression era

as Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize winning novel.

 

Lange was commissioned

by the US Farm Security Administration

to document the lives of farming families during 1930s

and her stirring images helped

to publicise the sharecroppers'

struggle to survive.

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Monday 14 April 2014        16.36 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/picture/2014/apr/14/
john-steinbeck-dorothea-lange-photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family walking on highway – five children.

 

Started from Idabel, Oklahoma.

 

Bound for Krebs, Oklahoma, June 1938.

 

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing at Barbican Centre

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Tue 19 Jun 2018        08.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2018/jun/19/
dorothea-lange-politics-of-seeing-at-barbican-centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florence Owens Thompson,

a migrant agricultural worker, with her children

in Nipomo, Calif., in March 1936.

 

CreditDorothea Lange

 

Unraveling the Mysteries of Dorothea Lange’s ‘Migrant Mother’

 

The history behind Ms. Lange’s

photograph of Florence Owens Thompson

has intrigued academics and photographers for decades.

 

But a new book sheds fresh light

on the portrait’s little-explored details.

NYT

Nov. 28, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/
lens/dorothea-lange-migrant-mother.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destitute pea pickers in California.

Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California

 

REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-fsa-8b29516 (digital file from original neg.)

SUMMARY: Photograph shows Florence Thompson

with three of her children in a photograph known as "Migrant Mother."

For background information,

see "Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother' photographs ..."

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/128_migm.html

MEDIUM: 1 negative : nitrate ; 4 x 5 in.

CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1936 Feb. or Mar.

 

CREATOR: Lange, Dorothea, photographer.

 

Primary source

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?pp/PPALL:@field(NUMBER+@band(fsa+8b29516))

from Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lange-MigrantMother02.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Lange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Damaged Child, Shacktown, Elm Grove, Oklahoma,” 1936.

 

Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965).

 

Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase.

 

Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

A ‘Family of Man’ Reunion

NYT

Oct. 29, 2015

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/29/a-family-of-man-reunion/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorothea Lange

 

The Road West, U.S. 54 in Southern New Mexico, 1938

 

No collection of US photography

would be complete without Dorothea Lange,

whose documentary work showed

a Depression-era America gripped by destitution

 

The jewels of the new SFMOMA photography collection – in pictures

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Monday 9 May 2016       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ditched, Stalled, and Stranded,

San Joaquin Valley, California, 1936.

 

Photograph: Gift of Paul S. Taylor

 

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing at Barbican Centre

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Tue 19 Jun 2018        08.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2018/jun/19/
dorothea-lange-politics-of-seeing-at-barbican-centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Her form of reportage is nothing less than portraiture’:

Three Generations of Texans, now Drought Refugees (c1935).

 

Photograph:

Courtesy of Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco

© The Dorothea Lange Collection,

the Oakland Museum of California

 

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing review

– a visionary whose camera never lied

 

Dorothea Lange’s stark Depression-era images

– at the centre of the first UK show of her work in years –

underline her courage and affinity with the poor

G

Sun 17 Jun 2018        10.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jun/17/
dorothea-lange-politics-of-seeing-barbican-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorothea Lange        USA        1895-1965

 

The photography

of Dorothea Lange

is as closely associated

with American farmers' struggle

against drought and dust

in the Depression era

as Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize

winning novel.

 

Lange

was commissioned

by the US Farm

Security Administration

to document the lives

of farming families

during 1930s

and her stirring images

helped to publicise

the sharecroppers' struggle

to survive

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/picture/2014/apr/14/
john-steinbeck-dorothea-lange-photography

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/
lens/dorothea-lange-migrant-mother.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2018/jun/19/
dorothea-lange-politics-of-seeing-at-barbican-centre

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jun/17/
dorothea-lange-politics-of-seeing-barbican-review

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/feb/01/
visions-of-america-by-the-greats-alfred-stieglitz-dorothea-lange

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/02/17/
466453528/photos-three-very-different-views-of-japanese-internment

 

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/
japanese-americans-imprisoned-but-unbowed-during-world-war-two/

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/05/26/
409738018/hunger-and-humanity-how-dorothea-lange-taught-us-to-see

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/picture/2014/apr/14/
john-steinbeck-dorothea-lange-photography

 

http://www.npr.org/2013/02/28/
172974903/dorothea-langes-migrant-mother-inspires-the-story-of-mary-coin

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=126289455 - April 28, 2010

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=92656801 - July 20, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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