“Dorothea Lange’s America” at Gilcrease

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Rich Fisher

Learn about a new photography show at Gilcrease dedicated to the work of Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) and her peers. (The exhibit is on view through January 5, 2020.) Lange’s empathetic images documented the toll that the Depression took on the nation. The evidence was seen in the long lines of desperate, jobless men, migrant workers searching for work, and impoverished families living in squalid conditions. Lange’s photographs made the human cost of the Depression personal by searing these images into America’s consciousness. Her most celebrated photographs of that era — Migrant Mother, White Angel Breadline, and Migratory Cotton Picker — have since become icons of the American experience.

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