Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning reveals the camera as Lange’s first muse and the confluence of artists at work and in love. See you at 9/8c on pbstv for the premiere.

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).

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).

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres tonight at 9/8c on pbstv. 

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres tonight at 9/8c on pbstv

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. 

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 nationwide tomorrow (August 29) at 9pm on pbstv (check local listings). 

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres nationwide tomorrow (August 29) at 9pm on pbstv (check local listings). 

Browse the essential photos and themes from Dorothea Lange’s profound body of work. And, tune in tomorrow at 9/8c for the premiere of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning on pbstv. 

Browse the essential photos and themes from Dorothea Lange’s profound body of work. And, tune in tomorrow at 9/8c for the premiere of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning on pbstv

luzfosca:

Dorothea Lange
1932, New York City, during the Great Depression. Unemployed men stand in line to get a free dinner at New York’s municipal lodging house.

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres Friday at 9/8c on pbstv. 
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres this Friday at 9/8c on pbstv (check local listings). 

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres this Friday at 9/8c on pbstv (check local listings). 

“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. 

“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

mycreativevoid:

(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 Lightning
A 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).

mycreativevoid:

(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 Lightning

A 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).

indypendent-thinking:

Dorothea Lange, Gas Station, Kern County, California, 1938

Poetry. 

indypendent-thinking:

Dorothea Lange, Gas Station, Kern County, California, 1938

Poetry. 

10 Things to Learn About Photography and Life from Dorothea Lange 
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres Friday at 9/8c on PBS. 

10 Things to Learn About Photography and Life from Dorothea Lange 

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. 

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.
 (via Truman Capote - About the Author | American Masters | PBS)

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. -Truman Capote, who passed away on this day in 1984.

 (via Truman Capote - About the Author | American Masters | PBS)

manpodcast:

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..

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