In the three decades since its acquisition by the Oakland Museum of California, the Dorothea Lange archive has received heavy
use by scholars, researchers, and the general public. The astonishing range of subjects and themes addressed by Lange over
a fifty-year career, coupled with her unusual sensitivity and vision, have made her photographs useful for publications and
research in a wide variety of disciplines and fields.
The insightful and compassionate photographs of Dorothea Lange (1895 - 1965) have exerted a profound influence on the development
of modern documentary photography. Lange's concern for people, her appreciation of the ordinary, and the striking empathy
she showed for her subjects make her unique among photographers of her day.
Please contact the Oakland Museum of California Art Department, Dorothea Lange Collection, for any questions regarding copyright.
Collection is open for research.