Dorothea Lange: American Photographs was published in conjunction with the first major exhibition of Dorothea Lange’s work following her death in 1965, with an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1994. The exhibition explored and reevaluated the photographer as an artist in her own right, and this book includes powerful essays on her unique vision of industrial America. In addition to her well-known documentary work done for the Farm Security Administration during the 1930s, the book exposes many of Lange’s lesser-known bodies of work, including her work as a journalist in documenting the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans. We also see her photographs of the operation of war industries in Northern California, and the emergence of a postwar urban culture. The book includes three essays about Lange’s pivotal role in the evolution of an American documentary style; her relationship with members of Group f.64 and the notion of photography as an art form in California; and her unique collaborative relationship with her husband, sociologist Paul Taylor.
In very good condition, clean with mostly tight pages and no separation from binding.