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Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange

Photography

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Hoboken (Hudson county, New Jersey, United States)

Biography:
Documentary photographer notable for her striking images of Depression era America. From 1917-1919, Lange started out as an independent portrait photographer in San Francisco, but soon began photographing the homeless in order to bring attention to their plight. In 1935, she joined the Farm Security Administration and reported on living conditions in rural areas. Her images show not only despair and loss, but also a sense of pride with which these people endured their circumstances. "Migrant Mother," a portrait of a world-weary mother and her three children is one of Lange's most well known images from this period.

 

Dorothea Lange Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Migrant Mother (contact sheet, six photographs), 1936 Gelatin silver, printed
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Migrant Mother (contact sheet, six photographs), 1936 Gelatin silver, printed...
Lot 73272
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$40,000.00
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Mended Stockings, San Francisco, 1934 Gelatin silver, printed c. 1960 12-7/8 x 9
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Mended Stockings, San Francisco, 1934 Gelatin silver, printed c. 1960 12-7/8 x 9...
Lot 73358
Auction 5272
Thursday, October 27, 2016
$22,500.00
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Cable Car, San Francisco, 1956 Gelatin silver, circa 1960 10 x 10 inches (25.4 x
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Cable Car, San Francisco, 1956 Gelatin silver, circa 1960 10 x 10 inches (25.4 x...
Lot 73061
Auction 5253
Sunday, April 17, 2016
$11,875.00
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Cable Car, San Francisco, 1956 Gelatin silver, circa 1960 10 x 10 inches (25.4 x
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Cable Car, San Francisco, 1956 Gelatin silver, circa 1960 10 x 10 inches (25.4 x...
Lot 13003
Auction 191810
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
$8,750.00
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Group of twenty exhibition installation views, circa late 1950s- early 1960s Gela...
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Group of twenty exhibition installation views, circa late 1950s- early 1960s Gela... (Total: 20 Items)
Lot 73397
Auction 5328
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
$300.00

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