Watch the full film online: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning., directed by Lange's granddaughter Dyanna Taylor.
Excerpts from the book Dorothea Lange – Grab a Hunk of Lightening: Her Lifetime in Photography by Elizabeth Partridge reveal Lange's beginnings in photography and her final world travels.
Dorothea Lange's work documenting those struggling through the Great Depression, Dust Bowl and sharecropping system brought her into contact with resilient men and women, including one whom John Steinbeck modeled a character after in The Grapes of Wrath.
Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a portrait that came to represent America's Great Depression. Yet few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman who created the portrait: Dorothea Lange. Watch a preview of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning., directed by Lange's granddaughter Dyanna Taylor.
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