Dorothea Lange  (American, 1895-1965) 

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Dorothea Lange Biography
1895   Born in Hoboken, NJ
1914 - 1917   Attended the New York Training School for Teachers
1919   Moved to San Francisco and established her own studio
1920 - 1930   Worked as a portrait photographer, usually for San Francisco's upper class
1932   Began shooting San Francisco's urban unemployed and labor unrest
1935   Became a staff photographer at the Federal Resettlement Administration (RA), later renamed the Farm Security Administration (FSA)
1940   Was hired by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics as the photographer for a series of community studies in California and Arizona
1940 - 1945   During WWII, photographed the internment of Japanese Americans for the War Relocation Authority, and the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, California, for the Office of War Information
1952   Co-founded the photographic magazine Aperture
1965   Died in San Francisco, CA
Selected Exhibitions
2002 - 2003   About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1966   Dorothea Lange, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1962   The Bitter Years, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1955   Family of Man, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

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