Dorothea Lange Essays

  • Dorothea Lange: A Photographer

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    According to Roy Stryker, Dorothea Lange "had the most sensitivity and the most rapport with people" (Stryker and Wood 41). Dorothea Lange was a phenomenal photographer that seized the hearts of people during the 1930s and beyond, and greatly affected the times of the Great Depression. Dorothea Lange was born on May 26, 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey. When she was seven years old, she had become lame from polio. Polio lamed her right leg from the knee down. Dorothea said in reference of her childhood

  • Dorothea Lange Research Paper

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    Dorothea Lange was born on May 26, 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey to second-generation German immigrants. Her passion for photography began when she attended Columbia University in New York City, and eventually her talent landed her several prestigious apprenticeships in New York photography studios. After graduation Lange moved to San Francisco and opened her own successful portrait studio in 1919. Lange’s work was primarily portrait photography for upper-class families in San Francisco, however her

  • Biography of Photographer Dorothea Lange

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    Through out the Great Depression there were many photographers, but one of the best was Dorothea Lange. Lange was born on the 25th of May in 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey as the first child of Joan and Henry Nutzhorn. She decided to become a photographer at the age of 18. She studied photography at Columbia University in New York. At the age of 20 she began to travel the world. Later in life she settled down in San Francisco, California, where she met her first husband, artist Maynard Dixon. She had

  • Artist Analysis: Dorothea Lange

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    The artist known as Dorothea Lange is renowned as one of the most influential photographers of the Great Depression. This unit of study is focused on the in-depth history of Lange, her art collection as a whole, her aesthetic appeal to the public, and how to apply her work to a production lesson for 4th or 5th grade. Dorothea Lange was born Dorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn in Hoboken, New Jersey on May 25, 1895 to Henry Nutzhorn and Joanna Lange. In 1901 Martin, Dorothea’s brother, was born to the

  • Analysis Of The Migrant Mother By Dorothea Lange

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    want to dig deeper into Dorothea Lange’s experience during that time period. When I first saw the photograph of the “Migrant Mother,” I could not get the image out of my head because it tugged at my heart and it is something I have wanted to learn more about since we discussed Dorothea Lange in class. Dorothea Lange is a photographer known for her best work during the 1930s with the Farm Security Administration. Her career however did not start out like that. At

  • Picture Analysis: Migrant Mother By Dorothea Lange

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    The picture titled “Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange is one of the most influential pictures throughout American history. The photograph exhibits the Florence Thompson’s face who is seen “with a furrowed forehead, and her two children who are shyly hiding their faces into the shoulders of Thompson” (Lanster, 2017). There are many aspects about why the photograph became one of the most iconic pictures in America. In many ways the pictures depict the effects in which the Great Depression had on parents

  • How Did Dorothea Lange Contribute To The Great Depression

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    Dorothea Lange, born Dorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn, was a famous documentary photographer during the great depression. Lange was born on May 26th 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey, and at age seven, contracted polio. Due to suffering from polio at a young age, Lange suffered weakness in her right leg, and had a limp throughout her adult life. At age 12, her father abandoned her family, causing her to ultimately drop her middle name, and replace her last name with her mother’s maiden name, Lange. She died

  • Women Of The American Exodus: Painting Analysis

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    An exhibition titled Women of the American Exodus featuring Dorothea Lange’s works will be taking place at an art studio in Nipomo, California where Lange’s famous picture Migrant Mother was taken. Lange is a documentary photographer and used the photographs that she shot to chronicle significant and historical events whose subjects were most often those affected by the Great Depression and poverty (Cathy Ostrom Peters). The pictures are arranged into order of increasing age of the subject in a dimly

  • Lange Picture Paper

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    is often said, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. One of the most significant images of Twentieth Century America was the photograph of a migrant mother holding her child. The photograph was taken during the Great Depression by photographer Dorothea Lange, and has remained an enduring symbol of the hardship and struggle faced by many families during the Depression Era. This image was also an example of the manipulation of photography, however, for it used two major forms of manipulation that remain

  • Who Is Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother '?

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    The picture titled “Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange has been made one of the most influential pictures throughout American history. The photograph exhibits the face of Florence Thompson with a furrowed forehead, and her two children who are shyly hiding their faces into the shoulders of Thompson. There are many aspects as to why the photograph became a national picture. In many ways the pictures depicts the effects in which the Great Depression had on parents who were struggling to persevere through

  • Migrant Mother Analysis

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    harsh weather conditions during the 1930’s causing Americans to suffer through extreme hardship and poverty. Many of the migrant farmers were bankrupt and poverty- stricken, so they were struggling to survive. Photographer and photojournalist, Dorothea Lange, captured the dangerous conditions migrant workers and their families endured through her photograph, Migrant Mother. The photograph shows a woman and children suffering, but it also shows the determination and willpower the woman had to provide

  • Migrant Mother Photograph

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    children called, Migrant Mother was taken in March of 1936, a date was not given. This photo was taken by a Dorothea Lange, a photographer who wanted to take pictures of all the bad things happening around her during the great depression. After being taken, this photo was then called, migrant mother.” The photo was taken at a pea picking plant in Nipomo, California. Florence allowed Dorothea to take this picture because she thought that it would help to show the difficulties of the working poor. Soon

  • Girl Culture Lauren Greenfield Analysis

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    Lauren Greenfield, born in 1966 in Boston, is a photographer, and documentary filmmaker, as well as a Chronicler of mainstream American culture. Her work has been published in New York Times, Time, Elle and American Photo. Greenfield states; “I am a documentarian, interested in sociological issues – but I'm not a passive observer, or a fly on the wall. My photography is artistic and intuitive, but with an anthropological perspective. When someone allows you to be in their space, it requires great

  • Similarities Between Doretha Lange And Alfred Stieglitz

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    as a journalist and secondly as an artist, creating photojournalism. Doretha Lange worked with a fairly high desire to affect society by changing and informing the citizens within the society of the suffering. Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer and modern art promoter. Alfred Stieglitz was very instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form (The Art Story). Unlike Doretha Lange, Alfred Stieglitz tried making photography an art. Alfred Stieglitz once said

  • Coles’ Ideas in The Tradition: Fact and Fiction

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    photographers such as Dorthea Lange and Walker Evans, who show the political angle in their documentations and the method of cropping in the process of making the photo capture exactly what the photographer wants the audience to view. In this paper I will use outside sources that support and expand on Coles ideas with focus on human actuality, the interiority of a photograph, and the emotional impact of cropping. According to Coles and an outside source I found, Lange is a documentarian who vividly

  • Who Is Migrant Mother Taken By Dorothea Lange?

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    Introduction: The photo I chose for the analyst is “ Migrant Mother” Taken by Dorothea Lange during the Great Depression. Though the entire nation was feeling the turmoil of the Great Depression, Dorothea's way of capturing the harshness was second to none. The image “Migrant Mother” pictures a distressed woman by the name of Florence Owens Thompson with two of her children holding on to her, captured in a makeshift tent in Nipomo, California in March 1936 (MoMa.Org). The image itself is just raw

  • Poetic Analysis: The Migrant Mother By Dorothea Lange

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    In the photograph know as the Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange we can obviously see a very concern mother with three of her children. Two out of the three children seem to be helplessly laying on there mothers shoulders as they seem to seek security within them. The photography's protagonists facial expressions and postures help to form the central theme of fear of the unknown within the photograph. One of the main focus points of the photography is the mother as she seems to stare away from

  • Artificial Hearts

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    pressure (Lange 13). The health of the heart also depends upon the functioning of the valves. The narrowing of valve openings decreases the pumping efficiency of the heart and limits the amount of blood that is pumped to the body. Valves may partially close reducing the amount of blood to the rest of the body and consequently putting excess pressure on the lungs (Lange 18). Five million Americans are currently living with heart failure and 50% of these patients will die within five years (Lange 13). The

  • The Theme of Marriage in Middlemarch

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    Bulstrodes), as well as widowhood (Dorothea). The marriage that would at seem most in need of a divorce, that between Dorothea and Casaubon, would be, ironically, the one that would last the longest if divorce had been available. Dorothea would not, indeed could not divorce Casaubon because of her honesty and the strength of her idealism. Despite the fact that Casaubon is clearly unsuitable, she still goes ahead with the marriage. It can be said that Dorothea represents the antithesis of Casaubon

  • Dorothea E. Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory

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    Dorothea E. Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader how Dorethea Orem’s nursing theory has been used in research. Orem begin developing her theory in the 1950’s, a time when most nursing conceptual models were based on other disciplines such as medicine, psychology and/or sociology (Fawcett, 2000). Orem’s theory is a three-part theory of self-care. The three theories that make up the general theory are: Self-Care, Self-Care Deficit, and Nursing