Dorothea Lange photo of tenant farmer is part of the upcoming exhibit at Arnold Art Gallery.

Dr. Linda Gordon, Florence Kelley Professor of History, New York University. Her book Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits (2009) won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for best biography and the American Historical Association's Bancroft Prize for best book in US History.

This talk by the renowned historian and scholar Linda Gordon - the author of more than a dozen books, including the classic history of birth control in the USA, Woman's Body, Woman's Right (1976) - will focus on the life and work of Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange and how she used her camera to dignify subjects that at the time were viewed disdainfully, even insultingly - notably sharecroppers and migrant farmworkers. Gordon's Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits (2009) won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for best biography and the American Historical Association's Bancroft Prize for best book in US History. The talk will be held in conjunction with the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery's exhibition, Dorothea Lange's America. 

 

Photo: Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965), Tenant farmer. Chatham County, North Carolina, 1939, nitrate negative, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.