She was one of the most significant photographers of the 20th Century. Best known for documenting the lives of migrant farmworkers during the Great Depression in the 1930s, Dorothea Lange recorded American life in astounding detail. Thanks to the new Dorothea Digital Archive, you now have unrivalled access to her life as a photographer.
Lange addressed homelessness, the plight of detained Japanese American citizens during the Second World War and many other social issues of the era. She later recorded the effects of community displacement, the urban criminal justice system, and rural life in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Dorothea Lange’s works are now available for online browsing at the museum’s website and it’s possible to spend an absorbing few hours conducting your own virtual museum visit. Photography, as a medium, lends itself perfectly to this sort of remote inspection and I can thoroughly recommend a visit.