Dorothea Lange’s Granddaughter Continues Her Legacy

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Dorothea Lange is best known for her portraiture photography documenting America’s Great Depression. Her image “Migrant Mother” depicts a destitute woman with three children in California. It is one of the most recognized photographic portrayals of that era.

When Lange passed away in 1965, her granddaughter, Dyanna Taylor, inherited one of her cameras and began to follow in her footsteps. But Taylor soon realized that she could never fill her grandmother’s shoes, so she turned to filmmaking instead. Taylor recently decided to turn the camera lens back on her own family. She documents her grandmother’s life and legacy in the film “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning.”  Read more.

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