"Through the lens of her camera, Lange documented American life with riveting, intimate photographs that showed the major issues of the times. This spring, view the emotional and political impact of her works in this major exhibition, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the artist’s gift of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California."
A new show opened in May at the Oakland Museum of California chronicling the career of photographer Dorothea Lange. The exhibition, Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, will run through August 13. 2017.
You won't want to miss it.
Lange's iconic photos have shaped the way we envision our past as Americans and as Californians, from Migrant Mother made for the Farm Security Adminstration during the Great Depression, to the pictures documenting the Japanese-American internment during World War II.
The library has a healthy collection of books and media to enhance your appreciation of this exhibit. Here are just a few.
If you want to soak in Lange's , we can suggest these.
For technique and biography, you can read
Or you can watch this 2014 documentary, Grab a Hunk of Lightning and read the companion book of the same name.