(based on the most recent exhibition at MoMA)
A presentation & discussion of this interesting and surprisingly relevant exhibition on Dorothea Lange’s photography and its relationship to language – writing found in the environment, but also captions or descriptions added in various publications, to “extend,
buttress, illuminate, and explain the photograph”. After an early career as portrait photographer Lange dedicated her life to documenting life during the Great Depression, travelling through the country for the Farm Security Administration to capture the lives of
impoverished share croppers, documenting life inside the Japanese Incarceration Camps, in booming coast towns during WWII, she very carefully composed her thought provoking images while always dedicated to being truthful. She created many iconic images, most famously the Migrant Mother.
Sylvia Laudie-Meo has over 25+ year of experience as a museum educator at NYC art museums, art gallery/ walking tour and general NYC tour guide, as well as college professor.