Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs
Carnegie Mellon University
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Linda Gordon, professor of history at New York University, talks about her book "Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits" in the university's Baker Hall.
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), most famous for her depression-era photography, was hired by the US Army to photograph the internment of all Japanese Americans during World War II. This imprisonment of 120,000 people --- 2/3 of them US citizens, without any evidence against them --- was overwhelmingly supported by most white Americans. Lange's images turned out to be so unmistakably critical, however, that the Army censored them.
This lecture will show some of the 800 censored images and will discuss how Lange came to be so atypical in her disapproval of the internment. For more information, call (412) 268-2000.
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