Dorothea Lange

Quick Facts

NameDorothea Lange
BornMay 26, 1895, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedOctober 11, 1965 (aged 70), San Francisco, California, U.S.
OccupationDocumentary photographer, photojournalist
Notable Work1936 photograph of Florence Owens Thompson, Migrant Mother
SpousesMaynard Dixon (m. 1920; div. 1935), Paul Schuster Taylor (m. 1935)
AwardsCalifornia Hall of Fame
Early LifeContracted polio at age 7, left with a permanent limp, father abandoned family, moved to poorer neighborhood in NYC
CareerGraduated from Wadleigh High School for Girls, studied photography at Columbia University, apprenticed with Clarence H. White and Arnold Genthe

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