100 Days of Art – Day 7: Dorothea Lange

Raw, Naked Art

This is also the third of my Influences series that features photographers whose work has been a inspiration to me as a photographer.

Dorothea Lange Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange (26 May 1895 – 11 October 1965) was born to offspring of German immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey as Dorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn. Her father worked as a lawyer and was elected as a state representative at age 27. According to historian Linda Gordon  in Dorothea Lange: A life beyond limits, Dorothea, like the other iconic photographers, spent years learning her skill before reaching her peak.

“After Lange graduated from high school, she decided to become a photographer—even though she’d never even held a camera. Without introduction, she walked into the New York City studio of photographer Arnold Genthe, famous for his photos of the dancer Isadora Duncan, and talked herself into a job as a general assistant so that she could learn…

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