23 August 2009

Linda Gordon Dorothea Lange ~ A Life Beyond Limits

Historian Linda Gordon has this new book on Dorothea Lange coming out early in the fall. I am certain that it will be terrific. A couple of years ago Gordon edited Impounded ~ the collection of heretofore censored photographs Lange took of the internment camps where the U.S. Government warehoused Japanese citizens during World War II. Here is a lecture ~ "Visual Democracy: Dorothea Lange and the Political Culture of the New Deal" ~ that Gordon delivered at UC Berkeley last year. It is a bit long, but gives an idea what Gordon thinks of Lange and her expansive depiction of American citizenship.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Walter Dufresne said...

Linda Gordon writing on Dorothea Lange? There's good news just often enough to keep me from despair.

06 September, 2009 10:33  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

W ~ I am happy to be the bearer of good news! Best, JJ

06 September, 2009 17:26  
Blogger ellen said...

wonderful! great to have work deserving of lange,can't wait to devour the book.

ellen eisenman

24 September, 2009 22:41  
Blogger because i love you said...

If in fact, Lange "directed" the children in "Migrant Mother" the question is how many other pictures of Lange's were "directed."

24 October, 2009 14:34  

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