Photographs by Dorothea Lange from Image and Imagination: Encounters with the Photography of Dorothea Lange, Ed. by Ben Clarke

Dorothea Lange
Bindlestiff, backbone of the IWW, Napa Valley, CA 1938 . B.L./L.C.; 18801E

Title/Caption Source Ref. Number

* Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936. L.C.; 9058C
* Langes "outtake" images from the Migrant Mother, 9098C, 9094C, 9097C, 9093C, 9095C
* "Slept in a bed all my life long, till now--sleeping on the ground." Near Redding California, May 1935. B.L./L.C.; 9474E
* Mexican laborers off for the melon fields, Imperial Valley, CA, June 1935 . B.L./L.C.; 1620C
* Cotton Picker, San Joaquin Valley, CA, November 1938. B.L./L.C.; 18396E
* Camp of single men by roadside, Nipoma, CA, Jan. 1935. B.L./L.C.; 8062E
* Drought refugees hoping for cotton work, Blythe CA, 1936. B.L/L.C.; 9665E
* Drought refugees hoping for cotton work, Blythe CA, 1936 . B.L/L.C.; 9666E
* Man with grapes, San Joaquin Valley, CA, 1938 . B.L./L.C.; 9926E
* Mother and children on the road, Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California, 1939 . L.C.; 20993E
* Bindlestiff, backbone of the IWW, Napa Valley, CA 1938 . B.L./L.C.; 18801E
* Child and her mother, Wapato, Yakima Valley, Washington, 1939. L.C.; 20397C

War Relocation Authority Photos taken by Dorothea Lange
From the book Image and Imagination: Encounters with the Photogrpahy of Dorothea Lange, Edited by Ben Clarke

* Friends and neighbors say goodbye, San Francisco,CA April, 1942 . B.L./N.A.R.A.; 14GC-422
* Soldier smiling, Civil Control Station, Registration for evacuation and processing. San Francisco, April, 1942 . B.L./N.A.R.A.; 14GA-531
* Tagged girl, Oakland, 1942 . O.P.L/N.A.R.A.; 14GC-580
* Leaving the strawberry fields, 1942 . B.L./N.A.R.A.; 14GA-272
* Pledge of allegiance at Rafael Weill Elementary School a few weeks prior to evacuation, April, 1942 . B.L./ N.A.R.A.; 14GA-78
* Evacuee stands by her baggage. Centerville, CA, May 1943 . B.L./N.A.R.A.; 14GC-241
* Altar flowers for last service before evacuation, Kay Keiko Uchida, Oakland, CA, April 1942 . B.L./N.A.R.A.; 14GA-541
* Buddhist priest locks temple, Florin, CA, Spring 1942. B.L./N.A.R.A.; 14GC-542

Photographs by Scott Braley,

From the book Image and Imagination: Encounters with the Photogrpahy of Dorothea Lange, Edited by Ben Clarke

* Shadow, Scott and Rufus, 1990
* Cynthia in Alameda County Jail, 1991
* Rufus leaving his place, an abandoned hotel, 1990
* Rufus leaving Oakland Jail, 1991
* Rufus with judge in Oakland, 1991
* Homeless Native woman and dog, Peoples Park, Berkeley, 1992

Photographs in the book, Image and Imagination not on-line.

Centerville, CA, May 1943 . O.M./N.A.R.A.; 82.83.7
Man Beside Wheelbarrow, San Francisco, 1934. O.M.; 67.137.34013
Walking Wounded, Oakland CA, 1954. O.M.; 80.103.343
Untitled (Child with Sarape), Southwest, ca. 1930. O.M.; 67.137.5895
Untitled (Old woman and child), Southwest, ca. 1930. O.M.; 67.137.6024
First Born, Berkeley, California, 1952. O.M.; 67.137.52113
Girls at Soquel Creek, California, ca. 1930. O.M.; 69.40.15
Hands, Maynard and Dan Dixon, ca 1930. O.M.; 67.137.5893
Untitled (Two women against wall), Southwest, ca. 1930. O.M.;67.137.6135
Untitled (Haircut), Near Winters, California, 1935. O.M.;67.137.35161
Freewheeling, Oakland, CA, 1951. O.M.; 67.137.45024
Michael Kelly has repaired shoes all his life. Ennis Ireland, 1954. O.M.; 67.137.54079
Grandaughter of a Spanish Don, born in California before it was a state, 1943. O.M.; 67.137.93220
Mexican field laborer arriving in station at Sacramento. CA. Oct. 6, 1942 . O.M.; 67.137.93069
Cemetery, Imperial Valley, CA, 1935. O.M.; 67.137.8035
Untitled (Girl on truck), San Joaquin Valley, CA, 1935 . O.M.; 67.137.35168.1
Damaged Child, Shacktown, Elm Grove, Oklahoma 1936 . O.M.; 80.103.470
Drought stricken farmers, idled in town, Sallisaw, Oklahoma, August 1936 . O.M./L.C.; 67.137.9669
Pre-trial jail cell, from the public defender series, 1955-57 . O.M.; 67.137.57104.5
Judge Fox, Oakland, CA, 1957. O.M.; 67.137.57125
Attorney interviews client, from the public defender series, Oakland, CA, 1957 . O.M.; 67.137.93140
Untitled (Public defender in court with client), from the public defender series, Oakland, CA, 1955-57. O.M.; 67.137.93145
Untitled (Client's wife, outside courtroom), from the public defender series, Oakland, CA, 1955-57. O.M.; 67.137.93139
Untitled (Swearing in Witness), from the public defender series, Oakland, CA, 1955-57. O.M.; 67.137.93876
Untitled, (Woman by trailer)Richmond, California, 1942. O.M.; 67.137.42113.1
Ex-slave with a long memory, Alabama, 1938. O.M./L.C.; 67.137.38164
Civil ControlStation, Oakland,May 1942 . O.P.L/N.A.R.A.; 14GC-373

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About Dorothea Lange

Some Information
Dorothea Lange, one of the founders of documentary photography, is best known for her Depression Era work for the Farm Security Administration. Her iconic portrait, the Migrant Mother, has been reproduced thousands of times. Her moving images of Midwestern farm families forced off the land by drought and the corporate takeover of farming were used in the struggle to establish government social programs and collective bargaining rights for workers in the thirties. Lange, along with her second husband Paul Taylor, participated directly in fighting for the establishment of clean, safe, affordable housing for the poor. Taylor claimed that the first federal public housing ever built in the United States came about because of their efforts (a Resettlement Administration camp built in Northern California in the thirties.)

Lange and the photographers, writers and activists who worked with her in the thirties, sought to mobilize the public to action on behalf of the dispossessed. Sympathetic depictions of the plight of the Midwestern refugees were used in congressional hearings, educational forums and exhibits that exposed unsafe and unsanitary working and living conditions. Lange and Taylor advocated support for strike activities by unions, the establishment of work cooperatives and an end to discrimination against migrants. Their synthesis of word and image in advocacy broke new artistic and political ground.

In the final years of her life, in the early 1960's, Lange envisioned a project in which teams of photographic artisans would return to the countryside and cities, documenting ordinary life in America. Talking about the conditions in agriculture that she had spent so many years documenting, Lange cited the United Farmworkers as winning the first advances in working conditions for migrant farmers since the movements of the depression. But Lange couldn't establish an institutional forum that hired photographers the way that the Farm Security Administration did. Nor did she live to see the growth of the social movements of the 60's. Nonetheless, she informs, inspires and encourages those who follow her path with volumes of powerful imagery that we can turn to when we seek to look for a mirror of the Americas.