dorothea lange

Dorothea Lange experienced suffering during childhood and learned about empathy at a very young age, which prepared her for her life's work.  In high school, she discovered that she had a keen eye for images and she worked very hard to break into the field of photography, which at the time was dominated by men.  Dorothea Lange is most famous for documenting people living in rural America during the Great Depression.  The frankness and stark realism of her images brought to light the poverty and injustices suffered by so many in that era.  Her lens told the truth.  "More than a photographer, she was a storyteller with a camera."

Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression was written by Carol Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Sarah Green and published by Albert Whitman.

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