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Dorothea Lange: Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1939 : from the Library of Congress (2 Volume Set) Hardcover – 1980
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Volume I includes writings by Lange's husband, economist Paul Taylor: a 1935 address he gave to the Commonwealth Club about the migratory workers who are the subject of Lange's pictures and three reports he wrote in 1935 for the California Emergency Relief Administration. The reports were accompanied by Lange's pictures, and one of these Taylor-Lange reports resulted in the first federally sponsored public housing in the U.S.
Volume II includes previously unpublished interviews with Lange--by Suzanne Riess and Richard Doud--as well as a second address Taylor made to the Commonwealth Club, in 1938.
Beaumont Newhall: "I found the collection a splendid one. The text accompanying the fiches is excellent, a fine contribution to the understanding of the work and life of one of America's truly great photographers."
Paul Taylor, from the Foreword: "This is a remarkable book in its conception of how to present to readers and viewers an exceptional episode in American history."
Pare Lorentz, commenting on Lange's pictures in U.S. Camera, 1941: "I hope some day the government, or a museum, or university, will publish four or five hundreds of her pictures that are on file in Washington. It will be a frightening collection; a terrifying experience to turn from group after group of wretched human beings, starkly asking for so little, and wondering what they will get. But regardless of the ultimate fate of these people, the pictures will live after them; whether as testimonials, epitaphs, or indictments, Lange will have been their stone-mason."