Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange by Elizabeth Partridge

Restless Spirit Photographer Dorothea Lange hit the road with her camera before it was fashionable to be a working woman and gave the world incredibly moving pictures of poverty in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, bread lines in the cities during the Great Depression, and barbed fences around the Japanese WWII internment camps. Author Elizabeth Partridge had the privilege of knowing Lange when she was a child (her father was Lange’s darkroom assistant) so she’s got some inside scoop, including a cool description of Thanksgiving dinner at Lange’s house. Definitely worth your time if you’re assigned ANOTHER biographical book report–not just because its really good, but because tons of photos keep the text to a minimum.

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