never-before-seen ’60s Dorothea Lange video from 8/29 PBS American Masters doc by her granddaughter Dyanna Taylor

Some updates regarding the new documentary American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning by Lange's granddaughter, award-winning cinematographer/DP Dyanna Taylor:

*World premiere: Saturday, August 23 at 2 p.m., Oakland Museum of California (Oakland, CA) *National broadcast premiere Friday, August 29, 9-11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)
*DVD: September 9 from PBS Distribution


Film excerpt: Never-before-seen footage of Dorothea Lange, circa 1964-1965, preparing for her career retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): features Lange and MoMA curator of photography John Szarkowski at work in her Bay Area home studio, and new interviews with Lange's goddaughter & biographer Elizabeth Partridge and
Sandra Phillips, Senior Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 

Film excerpt: Dorothea Lange's view of the Great Depression and sharecropping: Lange speaks about photographing Tom Collins, a Kerns County, Calif., migratory labor camp manager who became the model for a character in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (1939), and experts discuss how her photos captured the plight of migrant workers and sharecroppers.




 

Posted by at August 5, 2014
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