Dorothea’s Eyes

Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth

Dorothea’s Eyes

By Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Gerard Du Bois
Calkins Creek
ISBN: 978-1-62979-208-8

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After a childhood bout of polio left her with a limp, all Dorothea Lange wanted was to disappear. This desire to be invisible helped her learn how to blend into the background and observe others instead. In spite of her family’s disapproval, Dorothea pursued her dream to become a photographer and focused her empathic lens on the previously unseen victims of the Great Depression. This poetic biography tells the emotional story of Lange’s evolution toward seeing with her eyes and her heart as one of the founders of documentary photography. 

Back matter includes a gallery of Lange’s photographs, author’s note, timeline, and bibliography.

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“lyrically describes photographer Dorothea Lange’s creative development from a polio-stricken child from Hoboken to the photographer behind some of the nation’s most iconic images.”
—Publishers Weekly
“An excellent beginner’s resource for biography, U.S. history, and women’s studies.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“This biography of celebrated photographer Dorothea Lange (best known for the iconic Migrant Mother) has a clear, consistent message: Lange’s photographs are unique because they depict “people the world ignores” with both truth and love, allowing viewers to see the world with their eyes and hearts….A solid introduction to one of America’s most celebrated photographers.”
—School Library Journal
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