Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange atop automobile in California (restored).jpg
Lange in 1936
BornDorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn
(1895-05-26)May 26, 1895
Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedOctober 11, 1965(1965-10-11) (aged 70)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Known forDocumentary photography, photojournalism
Spouse(s)

Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.[1]

Early life

Dorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn was born on May 26, 1895, at 1041 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, New Jersey[2][3] to second-generation German immigrants Heinrich Nutzhorn and Johanna Lange.[4] She had a younger brother, Martin.[4] She dropped her middle name and assumed her mother's maiden name after her father abandoned the family when she was 12 years old, one of two traumatic incidents early in her life.[5] The other was her contraction of polio at age seven, which left her with a weakened right leg and a permanent limp.[2][3] "It formed me, guided me, instructed me, helped me and humiliated me," Lange once said of her altered gait. "I've never gotten over it, and I am aware of the force and power of it."[6]

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