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Dorothea Lange Fellowship

The fellowship, in memory of one of the 20th century's most outstanding documentary photographers, encourages the use of photography (black and white or color) in scholarly work of any discipline.

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Web Resources

Dorothea Lange Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor documentary prize, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

American Memory Project (Library of Congress)

Photojournalism Program, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

SF Museum of Modern Art, Dorothea Lange Collection


Heyman, Therese Thau. Celebrating a Collection: The Work of Dorothea Lange. Oakland: Oakland Museum, 1978. Exh. Cat.

Heyman, Therese Thau, Sandra S. Phillips, and John Szarkowski. Dorothea Lange: American Photographs. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association with Chronicle Books, 1994. Exh. Cat.

Lange, Dorothea, and Paul Schuster Taylor. An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939. Revised and expanded edition. Oakland: Oakland Museum in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1969. Reprint. New York: Arno Press, 1975.

Lange, Dorothea. "The Making of a Documentary Photographer," an oral history conducted 1960-61 by Suzanne Riess, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1968.

Levin, Howard M., and Katherine Northrup. Dorothea Lange: Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1935-1939, vols. I and 2. Glencoe, IL: Text-Fiche Press, 1980.

Meltzer, Milton. Dorothea Lange: A Photographer's Life. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1978.

Ohrn, Karin Becker. Dorothea Lange and the Documentary Tradition. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980.

Partridge, Elizabeth, ed. Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

Taylor, Paul Schuster. "California Social Scientist," an oral history conducted 1970 by Suzanne B. Riess, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1973.

Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime. Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1982

Compiled by Therese Thau Heyman and adapted from Dorothea Lange: Archive of an Artist.

Connections to Berkeley

Dorothea Lange lived and worked from Berkeley for a large part of her life.

Lange on "Migrant Mother"

The photograph that has become known as "Migrant Mother" is one of a series of photographs.

About Dorothea Lange

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
— Dorothea Lange