Dorothea Lange on historical impact of images
June 22, 2011 3:58 PM   Subscribe

2-part KQED documentary about Dorothea Lange, from 1965. Lange meditates on the historical impact of images and how they can be used to examine/change society

Towards the end of Part II she declares: "The visual mind has a very great contribution to make ...
This is a peculiar and a powerful instrument for this purpose of saying to you or saying to the world in general. This is the way it is. Look at it. Look at it!"

SF Bay Archive found the prints at the Oakland Museum, who loaned them and copyright holder WNET granted permission to stream them online.
posted by Ideefixe (1 comment total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
For those interested, this lecture directly examines the nation building aspirations of Dorothea Lange and the other Great Depression photographers.
posted by quosimosaur at 10:14 PM on June 22, 2011

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