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OMCA Collections: Dorothea Lange

A number of institutions (including the Library of Congress) hold collections of photographer Dorothea Lange's work; her photos, particularly those created for the Farm Security Administration (FSA), have been published widely. Donated by the photographer and her husband Paul Taylor, Lange's personal archive, however, is at the Oakland Museum of California (OCMA).The photographer was based in the Bay Area from 1935 until her death in 1965, and her archive includes 25,000 negatives, 6,000 prints, field notes, and personal memorabilia. On the website, visitors can browse 199 images from OMCA's Dorothea Lange Collection, dating from the 1930s-1950s. The majority of the images were shot in California and the western U.S., but there are some photographs from Lange's travels to Ireland, such as Sunday, Western Ireland, 1954|(Going to) Church. OMCA recently mounted an exhibition of Lange's work, Politics of Seeing, which is on view May 13-August 27, 2017, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the donation of her archive.
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January 19th, 2018
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January 17th, 2018 at 4:10pm
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January 17th, 2018 at 4:43pm
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