American Photographer And Photojournalist: Dorothea Lange

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The life and work of Dorothea Lange Dorothea Lange was an American Photographer and photojournalist. She was born in may 26,1895. She was known for her Depression era work for Farm security Administration. Her grand parents moved form Europe (Germany) to The united states for a better and more settled life. They found their new home where they decided to live. She was born oat 1041 Bloomfield street, Hoboken, New Jersey. She always loved her mother more than her father. Her father left the family when she was very young. Her father’s name was Heinrich Nutzhorn was a well known lawyer. Her mother’s name was Johanna which was a housewife that was one of the reasons why Dorothea became who she became. She also raised Dorothea brother and his…show more content…
She wasn’t really happy with him. However, they both left their spouses to be with each other. In 1936, Dorothea and Paul’s Supervisor Roy Stryker asked them for some work. He asked them to do a government project to find jobs for those who had become unemployed in New York City. They wanted to help these kinds of people who really struggle in their life. 1939 Dorothea travels through California to record the expansion of mechanized agriculture. She also began to work on American Exodus book with Paul Taylor. Moreover, some one called John Ford, who was directing Grapes of Wrath, uses Dorothea’s photos as primary research materials. In 1941, Lange took a great award, which was a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was awarded due to her excellence in photography. America and japan were in a war and after the attack of Pearl Harbor; she gave a n award to record the forced evacuation of Japanese Americans from the West coast. Most her work was about people to be sorted. Many Japanese Americans left their homes. Her photos are now available in more than…show more content…
Lange has been hired through the office of war information. She was hired to take photos to the internment of Japanese Americans. In 1945 she was hired by the united nations for her great work to document the San Francisco. Her photographs focused on people who suffered from the war suc as people who had health problems, left their homes over the last two decades of her life. She always has been active in these kinds of jobs. She traveled to more than one place to take as many photographs as she can. She took assignments for magazine such as the life magazine which made her travel through Utah, Ireland and Death Valley. She wanted her husband to help her in her work. His work related to her assignments in Pakistan, Korea and Vietnam, among other places. She took photographs of what she saw in all of these
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