Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Mar 16, 2017

Tue. Mar. 21 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore, with Lange’s granddaughter, the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer’s life story on American Masters. 

Never-before-seen photos and film footage, family memories and new interviews reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself.

A profile of photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), who captured iconic images of the Great Depression, Dust Bowl and WWII Japanese-American internment camps, by her granddaughter (and acclaimed cinematographer) Dyanna Taylor. The personal documentary incorporates family memories, journals, photos and film footage; interviews and vérité sequences of Lange at her Bay Area home studio, circa 1962-1965; and insights from family, friends and colleagues.