Dorothea Lange, ‘Woman from Berryessa Valley’, 1956, Scott Nichols Gallery

Signature: photographer's Berkeley stamp on print verso, printed 1960s. Acquired by the original owner from Dorothea Lange's son, Daniel Rhodes Dixon.

About Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange spent her life documenting humanity through her revealing, empathetic photographs of the lives of others. An early case of polio brought a permanent handicap in one of her limbs; also having survived childhood abandonment by her father, Lange was strong and deeply compassionate. Upon the arrival of the Great Depression in the 1930s, she used photography to share the image of those affected by hunger and unemployment. Her best known work, Migrant Mother (1936), was taken while working to document the farm families forced to migrate west in search of work. The photo depicts the severity of the Depression, humanized by Lange's composition of an impoverished woman and her children. Lange is also known for exposing the racism and human rights issues of the WWII Japanese-American internment through her images (which were censored) and as the later co-founder of Aperture Magazine.

American, May 26, 1895 - October 11, 1965, Hoboken, New Jersey

Group Shows

2018
The Annenberg Space for Photography, 
Los Angeles, CA, USA,
Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library
2017
San Francisco,
2017
Los Angeles,
2016
Los Angeles,
2016
Time Magazine, 
New York, NY, USA,
The Most Influential Images of All Time
2005
International Center of Photography, 
New York, NY, USA,
The Body at Risk, Photography of Disorder, Illness and Healing
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