Eighty years ago, Americans faced the worst economic devastation ever, the Great Depression.
Photographer Dorothea Lange captured America at its worse, but her searing, sometimes ironic photographs connected Americans to one another. Her egalitarian camera eye challenged the racism which saturated U.S. culture—from Southern farm tenancy to the Japanese internment. Lange is one of the world’s most recognized documentary photographers, with a career spanning nearly half a century, from the 1920s through the 1960s. Dyanna Taylor, her granddaughter and Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary filmmaker, as well as the director of the PBS American Masters special, Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning , brings her unique directorial eye to an exploration of Lange’s life and work.
Ms. Taylor’s talk is being sponsored by the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Women’s Center, with the support of the Provost’s Office. Her talk is part of the Fifty Year Anniversary Celebration of SUNY Old Westbury.
The event is in the New Academic Building in Room 1100.