Dorothea Lange's Ireland

Dorothea Lange's Ireland Dorothea Lange Gerry Mullins
  • Title: Dorothea Lange's Ireland
  • Author: Dorothea Lange Gerry Mullins
  • ISBN: 9781880216354
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dorothea Lange's Ireland Dorothea Lange Gerry Mullins Dorothea Lange s Ireland Dorothea Lange s Ireland portrays a way of life that still permeates the spirit of Ireland and its people It explores the world of the rural Irish family at midcentury rooted to the land and to each
    Dorothea Lange s Ireland portrays a way of life that still permeates the spirit of Ireland and its people It explores the world of the rural Irish family at midcentury, rooted to the land and to each other by bonds of love and friendship that lent them strength despite their many hardships.Essays by Irish writer Gerry Mullins detail Lange s life and revisit some of the plDorothea Lange s Ireland portrays a way of life that still permeates the spirit of Ireland and its people It explores the world of the rural Irish family at midcentury, rooted to the land and to each other by bonds of love and friendship that lent them strength despite their many hardships.Essays by Irish writer Gerry Mullins detail Lange s life and revisit some of the places and people she encountered in Ireland nearly 50 years ago Rounding out the text is an eloquent reminiscence by Daniel Dixon, Lange s son, who accompanied her to Ireland and helped her to edit her work Throughout our assignment , writes Dixon, we were chilled by the Irish temperatures but warmed by the Irish temperament.The Irish temperament warms the pages of Dorothea Lange s Ireland as well anyone who loves Ireland and the Irish will treasure this book.
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    About Dorothea Lange Gerry Mullins


    1. Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression era work for the Farm Security Administration FSA Lange s photographs humanized the tragic consequences of the Great Depression and profoundly influenced the development of documentary photography.


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    1. In 1954 Dorothea Lange set out to capture Ireland with her camera Particularly she wanted to show that connection between humanity and the land that she felt had been wiped out in much of the US after the Depression These photos have a very different feel from her famous ones documenting migrant workers in the 1930 s They are of a different place, a different time They speak of generations growing up out of the land and of their bond with it As Lange said when seeing them developed, That s Irela [...]

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    2. Amazing photographs and the writing by her son and Gerry Mullins quite good The book was published in 1998, but the photographs are from 1954 Compare to Jill Freedman s A Time That Was,Irish Moments, that was shot in the early 1970 s There is a photograph of Dorothea herself out in a field with her graflex camera, age about 59, looking about 70 She was a semi cripple and not in good health, but the project she tackled involved a lot of physical strength and endurance, and she was relentless in g [...]

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    3. I m rating this from a photographer s point of view Dorothea Lange told such a compelling story of the American depression through her photos, and I did not get the same vision from this book.

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    4. i ve taken some neat pictures of ireland too

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