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    art has been used to bring much needed attention to the social ills of our society. Artists’ such as Dorothea Lange and Banksy reflect these ideals of informing society about what is going on in the world through their artworks. Therefore, art does reflect the society of its time and for this reason it also plays an important role in our society, raising awareness of issues that we as a society face, in attempt to provoke change. In the past, the motive for art was to express societies attitudes of the time. Dorothea Lange, is an artist who uses her photography to bring awareness of the suffering that people went through during the Great Depression; a period of time where the global economy slumped, resulting in the lose…

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    Dorothea Lange Case Study

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    Dorothea Lange and the Farm Security Agency: From 1935 - 1944, the photographic program of the Farm Security Administration, embarked on a nationwide quest to document, collect and create a pictorial record of American life during the 1930s and 1940s. Spanning all fifty states, the photographers produced more than 175,000 black and white negatives, crafting one of the most immense and important photographic compositions in American history. Created by the federal government, the photography…

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    electronically by means of an image sensor. It can also be done chemically a light sensitive material like photographic film. Photography was a form of art that expanded and evolved between the 1840’s and the earl 19th centuries. Jacob Riis, and Dorothea Lange where two photographers that played a vital part in the evolution of photography at this time. Jacob Riis was born on May 3, 1849, in Denmark, and immigrated to the United States in 1870 on a ship. Upon his arrival in New York City, Riis…

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    Dorothea Lange was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work. Dorothea Lange worked with art media and photography. She took picture of some of the world most important and significant events. Dorothea Lange liked to capture the emotions in pictures. Age range 4th-5th grade Lesson 1: In this lesson students learned about Dorothea Lange and the signigicant of her work. Students had learned about Dorothea Langes background, her younger…

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    Dorothea Lange is one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Born in May 1895 in the United States her real last name was Nutzhorn. Lange was the maiden name of her mother, which Dorothea adopted as her own. She learned photography was enrolling in the New York school Clarence H. White, an American photographer, teacher and one of the founding members of the Photo-Secession movement, his influences where family and the rural social life of America. She studied there…

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    A Mother’s Heart: The Determination to Live Dorothea Lange is a famous photographer, mainly known for her photographs during the Great Depression. The Great Depression was the deepest and longest economic downturn in the United States. Many people lost their jobs and money, forcing them to become homeless. Lange expresses this era in America through her photographs. A widely known photo representing that time was “Migrant Mother”. The photograph displays Florence Owens Thompson, a weary mother…

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    Dorothea Lange’s Life Dorothea Lange was a famous photographer during the Great Depression. Dorothea Lange lived an interesting childhood. Lange took many popular pictures during the Great Depression era of different people. In addition even during Lange’s final years of life she still had a very fascinating life style. Dorothea Lange was an interesting person and a skillful photographer because, she had an interesting childhood, was a famous photographer during the Great depression, and a…

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    Farm Security Administration (FSA). The FSA was a government run program which created many jobs for photographers to document American rural poverty through pictures. This investigation will determine the impact an FSA photographer had on the American people through the research question: To what extent did FSA photographer Dorothea Lange have an impact on Americans attitudes towards the Great Depression? Through further exploration into the FSA program, specifically through the works of…

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    Dorothea Lange Analysis

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    Dorothea Lange: Daughter of migrant Tennessee coal miner. Living in American River camp near Sacramento, California, 1936. Spirn contends that "Lange's photos and her field notes gave the crude material to another kind of government report: papers containing photos with transcribed inscriptions, numerous with citations from the general population she captured." The reports included an intense impact inside SERA and in the end at the national level, as well. Rexford Tugwell, chief of the…

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    Rosie The Riveer Analysis

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    It was taken in March 1936, at a camp for seasonal agricultural workers in California (Eyewitness to History). Lange was a photographer and the majority of her success came from her work during the Great Depression. She documented the rural hardships she encountered for the Farm Security Administration; her most notable work being “Migrant Mother”. Her photos showed to the general American public on how the Great Depression affected people. During this time, thousands of Americans were suffering…

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