Dorothea Lange is a famous and influential Photographer who is most known for her photo-jurnalism and portraits. Dorothea was born May 26, 1895, at 1041 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. She experienced two traumatic events at a young age. One was her father abandoning her and her mother when she was twelve, and the other was her contraction of polio when she was seven, which had left her with a permanent limp in her leg. In later life she studied photography at the Columbia University in New York City and after graduating she worked for newspaper companies as freelance. She married two men, first was a noted painter named Maynard Dixon, whom she had two children with, and the second was a economist Paul Taylor -whom she worked closely with. Her most famous photo is a portrait titled the ‘Migrant Mother’. Dorothea died of esophageal Cancer on October 11, 1965, at the age of 70.
This piece, by Dorothea Lange is interesting mostly for its contrasting values, and it’s use of the rule of thirds. The image is also nice looking with how the angle is set to give the appearance of the car looking out into the distance, which slowly fades away into the nothingness…
Good photo. 7/10
This is actually Dorothea Lange’s most famous portrait photograph. The detail in the photo is top notch and the expression is powerful and clear. The pose is perfect and conveyed the mood perfectly as well as gives a sense of character of the people in it. The fact that the image is black and white also reflects the mood of the image in the time period it is being taken in.
This image is perfect, a 10/10
Here we have yet another portrait photo by Dorothea Lange. I found this one interesting mostly for its contrast. The light in the sky creates a sort of boarder, making the dark umbrella and woman pop out easier. The detail in the photo, particularly the face, is slightly diminished by the shadows and her expression is obscured. This is both good and bad, as it can rather create mystery, or un-interest.
I’ll give it 7/10 for these reasons.