Dorothea Lange: The Politics of Seeing

Dorothea Lange Exhibition at the Jeu de Paume

Featuring major works by world-renowned American photographer Dorothea Lange (1895, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1966, San Francisco, California), some of which have never been exhibited in France, the exhibition "Dorothea Lange. Visible Politics "is articulated in five distinct sets. These emphasize the emotional force emanating from these photographs as well as the context of the photographer's documentary practice. More than a hundred vintage prints, made from 1933 to 1957, are highlighted by documents and screenings that broaden the scope of a work already often familiar to the public through iconic images of the history of photography asWhite Angel Breadline (1933) and Migrant Mother (1936). The prints are mainly from the Oakland Museum of California, where Lange's extensive archives, bequeathed by her husband Paul Schuster Taylor and his family, are kept. 

16 October 2018