American Masters: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lighting
I will go down there, I will photograph this thing,
I will come back, and develop it.
I will print it and I will mount it.
And put it on the wall - all in twenty four hours.
I will do this to see if I can grab a hunk of lightning.
- Dorothea Lang
More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange's life and lens - her creations and achievements, her tragedies and losses. Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, her haunting Migrant Mother remains emblematic of that period. In 1936, when photographs of the poverty-stricken mother of seven, stranded in a camp in California, were published, a national awareness began. As America matured into a world power, Lange continued to bear witness - mass migration, increasing urbanization and the cost of war at home - bringing I will set myself a big problem.
Producer: Dyanna Taylor, Roberta Grossman
Executive Producer: Lisa Thomas, Susan Lacy, Michael Kantor
Production Company: Rave Rogue Inc, Katahdin Productions, THIRTEEN Productions LLC
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Director: Dyanna Taylor
Narrator: Dyanna Taylor
Talent: Dorothea Lange
Writers: Dyanna Taylor
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen