At a time when women were expected to keep home fires burning and cooked meals on the table, Dorothea Lange picked up a camera and dared to be different.
Her raw, black and white images document poignant stories of the struggle for humanity during the Great Depression and the incarceration of Japanese Americans.
While acknowledged as one of the most significant photographers of all time, few know much about Lange’s life as a woman, and her conflict around family life and motherhood.
Seattle author, Elise Hooper, became so absorbed by Lange that she wrote Learning to See. Weaving diligently researched facts with fiction, Hooper reimagines the life of Dorothea Lange as an activist and feminist hero, as she journeys across America exposing the horrific conditions of the poor through the lens of her camera.
Elise Hooper joins Conversations LIVE with Vicki St. Clair when they will discuss the enigma between Dorothea Lange’s documentary legacy and her life – Monday March 25 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (repeats that Friday at 6 a.m. – 7 a.m.) on Alternative Talk 1150.
Each week, Vicki brings listeners inspiring and stimulating conversations with innovative business leaders, cutting edge medical and health professionals, authors, filmmakers, journalists, adventurers. And ordinary people, leading extraordinary lives. Live well – live strong!
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