Linda Gordon | Visual Democracy: The Photography of Dorothea Lange

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Visual Democracy: The Photography of Dorothea Lange by Linda Gordon || Radcliffe Institute

In 1935 Dorothea Lange was hired by the New Deal administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to document the impact of the depression on America's farms. But she soon went far beyond her assignment to challenge, visually, the limits of New Deal politics. In this lecture/presentation, Linda Gordon uses many of Lange's images to examine how she explored what documentary photography could do.