Timeless Photographs of Dorothea Lange - JPR

January 6, 2017

Jefferson Public Radio takes a look into Dorothea Lange's expansive work in and around the border of Northern California and Oregon. 

"Even those well-versed in Dorothea Lange's photography usually aren't aware that Lange took over 800 documented photographs in JPR's listening area.

The neglect of these Northwest photographs is a pity,” writes Linda Gordon, Ph.D., in a 2009 article published in Oregon Historical Quarterly. Though Gordon—a professor of History at New York University who considers Portland, Oregon her hometown and author of the comprehensive biography Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits—refers to Lange’s Oregon photos as “second best” and argues that they “do not match the stunning achievement of her Depression best"

Dorothea Lange,  Mother and two children on the road.

Dorothea Lange, Mother and two children on the road.

Jefferson Public Radio is a service of Southern Oregon University and NPR for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Douglas, and Siskiyou, Shasta and Mendocino and Humboldt counties.

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