Biography on Dorothea Lange

Published October 23, 2012 by tr1ckst3r

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.


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