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.
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), best known for her iconic photograph representing the Great Depression, Migrant Mother, had a four-decade career that culminated in the first one-woman photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Learn about her life and work in this timeline and photo gallery.
Dyanna Taylor, director of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, visits the Library of Congress to view its collection of her grandmother's photography.
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.
Watch ballerina "Tanny" (Tanaquil Le Clercq) in action in these five fantastic gifs showing her technique and flair. All footage is from performances she gave with the New York City Ballet.
On June 19, join American Masters and the filmmaker of Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, Nancy Buirski, for an extended online preview of the film before the national television premiere.
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