Dorothea Lange

Photography

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

ItemRealized
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, 1934Gelatin silver, printed c. 196012-7/8 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, 1956Gelatin silver, circa 196010 x 10 inches (25.4 x...
Lot 73061
Auction 5253
Sunday, April 17, 2016
$11,875.00
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Tractored Out, 1930s Gelatin silver, printed circa 1960 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (19
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965)Tractored Out, 1930sGelatin silver, printed circa 19607-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (19...
Lot 11061
Auction 191729
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
$3,250.00
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Deserted Farm, circa 1936 Gelatin silver, printed circa 1960 7-1/4 x 9-1/2 inche
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965)Deserted Farm, circa 1936Gelatin silver, printed circa 19607-1/4 x 9-1/2 inche...
Lot 11063
Auction 191729
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
$3,250.00
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965) Spring in New York City, 1953 Gelatin silver 7-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches (18.4 x 18.4 c
Dorothea Lange (American, 1895-1965)Spring in New York City, 1953Gelatin silver7-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches (18.4 x 18.4 c...
Lot 73305
Auction 5272
Thursday, October 27, 2016
$2,500.00

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