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This report is about Dorothea Lange The main reason I choose her was because she was a women and I thought I could probable wright better about her for that reasonDorthea was born in 1895 and died in 1965 Dortheas first photographic job was as a commercial portrait photographer in San Francisco in the 1920s Her first independent work was taking pictures of native Americans in the southwest with her first husband Maynard DixonIn the early 1930 Dorthea got tired of the working in the studio so she decided to head to the streets By this time the Great Depression was underway She was living in California and had access to a lot of out of work people Now she was with her second husband Paul Schuster Taylor documenting the struggles of all the people in need Dorthea would take the pictures of the people and Paul would write essays to go with them She took pictures of familys migrating west to look for job that didnt exist she took pictures of the dust bowl and of other numerous things Things that showed the truth of the Depression what was really happening During this time she took what is probably her most famous picture Migrant Mother this picture was a recognized symbol of the migrant life style Her pictures showed a urgent need for government assistants in America If you think about it if the Great Depression would of never happened then I probably wouldnt be doing a report on Dorthea Lange because that s what really set her career off So I guess that would be a major event that influenced her in her workThe beginning of WW II brought her to a new turning point in photography During the war Dorothea took very vivid pictures of the forced relocation of Japanese American citizens they were placed in internment camps She also took pictures of minoritys and women workers in the shipyards This
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