Dorothea Lange's Ireland
by Daniel Dixon
Publisher's Description
Lange's reputation was built on her portraits of America's disadvantaged during the Great Depression. But in 1954, she took 2,400 of the most intensive photographs of the Irish people and countryside ever made by a 20th-century artist--one hundred and seven of which appear in this book. It explores the life of the midcentury rural Irish family, revealing the strength and bonds of love which endured in this resilient culture in spite of the many hardships they suffered. A powerful record, showing another side of Dorothea Lange.
Amazon.com Review
As she demonstrated so indelibly in her photographs of Dust Bowl refugees, the great documentary photographer understood, above all else, the relationship between people and land. Inspired by a book analyzing the social and economic traditions of rural Ireland, Lange traveled to the country in 1954 with her son, writer Daniel Dixon, to record these soulful images of farmers, peasants and schoolchildren. Gerry Mullins' rediscovery of these photographs, most of them published here for the first time, is a major find; his and Dixon's appreciation set Lange's work in context without letting the words get in the way.
ISBN: 1880216353
Publisher: Cleis Pr
Hardcover : 120 pages
Language: English
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