Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning showcases more than 800 works by iconic photographer. Join us tonight at 9/8c on pbstv (check local listings).
Watch the first 20 minutes of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning with the filmmaker (Lange’s granddaugther) and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, TONIGHT at 8:30 PM.
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres Friday at 9/8c on pbstv.
“This is what we did. How did it happen? How could we? Now, I have never had a comfortable feeling about that war relocation job. All the difficulties of doing it were immense.” - Dorothea Lange on the World War II: The Internment of Japanese-Americans.
(photo via Documenting the Dust Bowl Exodus)
In the US Friday Aug 29th. on PBS
A New PBS American Masters 2 Hour documentary
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of LightningA profile of photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), who captured iconic images of the Great Depression, Dust Bowl and WWII Japanese-American internment camps, by her granddaughter (and acclaimed cinematographer) Dyanna Taylor.
American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres nationwide Friday, August 29, 9-11 pm on PBS (check local listings).
Dorothea Lange, Gas Station, Kern County, California, 1938
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres Friday at 9/8c on PBS.
On this day in 1930, one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema passed away. Learn more about Lon Chaney.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. -Truman Capote, who passed away on this day in 1984.
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features documentary filmmaker Dyanna Taylor and art historian and author Judith Zilczer.
Taylor is the director of the forthcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work.
"Grab a Hunk of Lightning" premieres on PBS stations this Friday, August 29. Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is airing it at that time.
Taylor has won five Emmy awards for her work as a cinematographer and director of photography, and as also won a Peabody Award for the “American Masters” episode “Winter Dreams: F. Scott Fitzgerald.” She’s currently at work on a documentary about James Turrell and Roden Crater. Taylor also happens to be Lange and husband Paul Taylor’s granddaughter.
The pictures here are pictures Lange made at Manzanar, one of the camps at which the federal government’s interned Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Throughout the day MANPodcast.com will be featuring Lange’s images of and related to internment..