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 ellenfoto said...

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

ellen eisenman

24 September, 2009 22:41  
Blogger Pictures, Poems and Stories 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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