A Modern-Day Bay Area Poet Recreated the Journey of Legendary Photographer Dorothea Lange – Ms. Magazine

Post date:

Author:

Category:

“She inspired me as a model of persistence.” 

So says Tess Taylor, a poet in the Bay Area, who undertook the journey once travelled by Dorothea Lange, the extraordinary woman photographer.

Last West: Roadsongs for Dorothea Lange, is Taylor’s work in conjunction with the sweeping retrospective of Lange’s work Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).  

Lange documented migrant people—some coming to California for jobs, some leaving farms that had failed in the big act of climate change we now call the Dust Bowl. She also photographed Japanese internment.  

Dorothea LangeWords & Pictures, the first major MoMA exhibition of Lange’s in 50 years, brings iconic works from the collection together with less seen photographs—from early street photography to projects on criminal justice reform. (Dorothea Lange: Words &…

Continue Reading Source

STAY CONNECTED

20,408FansLike
2,281FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

INSTAGRAM

Today in Feminist History: The National Woman’s Party Is Already Talking About Future Goals (August 8, 1920)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage...

War on Women Report: Trump on U.S. Death Toll—“It Is What It Is”

The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the...

The Weekly Pulse, August 2-7: In the Fight Against COVID, Trump is Failing Us

For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to...