Early Life

"I said, ‘I want to be a photographer’ and my mother said, ‘You have to have something to fall back on.’ I didn’t want anything to fall back on; I knew it was dangerous to have something to fall back on." 
-Dorothea Lange

"I found myself in San Francisco."
-Dorothea Lange

Bohemian Days

The Great Depression

"She had an extraordinary ability to power to connect with all sorts of people, to draw them out."
-Linda Gordon

In 1942 Lange gave up a Guggenheim award to document the internment of Japanese Americans. These photographs were among hundreds suppressed for fifty years.

The Japanese Internment