Pioneering Photojournalism

Dorothea Lange depicted the Depression—and launched an art form

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

By Elizabeth Partridge

Hardcover, 192 pages ($50, Chronicle Books)

Lange’s groundbreaking work with a camera put human faces on the calamity and suffering of Great Depression—and planted the seeds for what would become the art form of documentary photography. Her iconic work is celebrated in this handsome, career-spanning collection, which includes more than 100 reproductions of her images and an introductory biography essay by Partridge, her goddaughter, which takes readers through the full, fascinating life of one of America’s most influential photojournalists, who died in 1965.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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