Dorothea Lange

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DATES: August 19 - October 29

RECEPTION: Friday, August 18, 2017. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m

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Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era photographs that humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography. Equally remarkable is the fact that Ms. Lange traversed the breadth of our nation in pursuit of her vision, despite the results of childhood polio. She never let this slow her down, though towards the end of her life, after settling in California, she found more and more satisfaction in documenting her immediate world of family and home.

This summer the Triton Museum of Art will present an exhibition of 40 works by Dorothea Lange, from the private family collection of her surviving daughter-in-law, including works of her beloved home, her iconic shots of the canopy of trees in which she found great poetry and beauty, intimate photos of family and friends, including her former husband Maynard Dixon. Many of these photos have never been seen. It is a rare and intimate glimpse through the lens of a master.