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With the exhibition ‘Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) explores the oeuvre of one of America’s most legendary photographers. Born as the granddaughter of German immigrants, Lange (1895-1965) counts among the pioneering founders of documentary photography. During the mid-1930s, she photographed migrant farm workers on behalf of the U.S. Farm Security Administration (FSA).

In 1939 Lange published her first photo book – the now iconic volume An American Exodus; the following year, her images were showcased at the MoMA for the very first time.

Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures marks the first MoMA exhibition of Lange’s work in 50 years. The presentation is comprised of around 100 prints from the museum’s own holdings, spanning several decades of the photographer’s oeuvre.
The images are accompanied by Depression-era government reports, historical news publications and contributions by contemporary artists, writers and thinkers.

For further information visit Museum of Modern Art

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