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Dorothea Lange : The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression
by Carole Boston Weatherford and Sarah Green


Overview - Before she raised her lens to take her most iconic photo, Dorothea Lange took photos of the downtrodden from bankers in once-fine suits waiting in breadlines, to former slaves, to the homeless sleeping on sidewalks. A case of polio had left her with a limp and sympathetic to those less fortunate.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Before she raised her lens to take her most iconic photo, Dorothea Lange took photos of the downtrodden from bankers in once-fine suits waiting in breadlines, to former slaves, to the homeless sleeping on sidewalks. A case of polio had left her with a limp and sympathetic to those less fortunate. Traveling across the United States, documenting with her camera and her fieldbook those most affected by the stock market crash, she found the face of the Great Depression. In this picture book biography, Carole Boston Weatherford with her lyrical prose captures the spirit of the influential photographer.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807516997
  • ISBN-10: 0807516996
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Art
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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Photography

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Dorothea Lange was always drawn to photography, but it wasnt until the Great Depression that she became inspired to tell human stories through her camera. Weatherford (Freedom in Congo Square) writes eloquently of Langes creative drive and compassion: Dorothea hit the road to show America to Americans. What others neglected or ignored, she noticed and preserved on film. Working in a thick, mossy style and a creamy color palette, newcomer Green shows Lange photographing impoverished Americans, including homeless men on Skid Row and Florence Owens Thompson, the subject of her famous image, Migrant Mother. Weatherford emphasizes how Lange was not only an artist driven to make art but an activist whose images generated awareness of suffering and injustice. Ages 48. Authors agent: Rubin Pfeffer, Rubin Pfeffer Content. (Feb.)

 
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