Grab a Hunk of Lightning | Marcia G. Yerman

February 18, 2015 8:19 PM

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Grab a Hunk of Lightning | Marcia G. Yerman

One of America's foremost photographers, Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), has too often been viewed through the narrow prism of her best-known work. The groundbreaking photos that she took during the Great Depression of breadlines, and the despair she recorded of those forced to migrate in response to the Dust Bowl, are permanent fixtures in the pictorial history of the United States. However, the depth and range of her photography extend far beyond those iconic depictions.

In the book, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, Lange's "lifetime in photography" is presented with equal weight given to Lange's intuitive eye for structure and composition, as well as to her burning commitment to social justice.

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