Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing
Catalogue of the exhibition

Dorothea Lange was one of the most important and influential photographers of the 20th century. A pioneering social documentarian, she was a prominent advocate of the power of photography to effect change, using her camera as a political tool to expose what she saw as society’s cruel injustices and inequalities.

Featuring over two hundred images, this publication brings together the most significant bodies of work she created throughout her life, from early portraiture and social realist work made during the Great Depression in the 1930s, to photographs of the internment of Japanese-American citizens during the Second World War and the changing physical and social landscape of her beloved West Coast in the 1940s.

With newly commissioned essays by Drew Heath Johnson, David Campany and Abigail Solomon-Godeau, as well as an extensive illustrated chronology and rare archival material, much of which is reproduced for the first time, this book provides a comprehensive overview of Lange’s life and work.

Edited by Alona Pardo, in collaboration with Jilke Golbach. Texts by David Campany, Drew Heath Johnson et Abigail Solomon-Godeau. Chronologie established by Jilke Golbach.
Hardcover, 26 × 27.9 cm, 288 pages, 200 ill. colour and b. & w.
French and English editions
Co-published by Barbican / Jeu de Paume / Prestel
Price: 54 euros

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