“Visible Policies” Dorothea Lange at Jeu de Paume

Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California 1936

Drought Refugees Vers 1935

Cars on the Road 1936

Ancienne esclave à la longue mémoire, Alabama 1938

White Angel Breadline, San Francisco 1933

Damaged Child, Shacktown, Elm Grove, Oklahoma 1936

Shipyard Worker, Richmond California Vers 1943

Jour de lessive, quarante-huit heures avant l’évacuation des personnes d’ascendance japonaise de ce village agricole du comté de Santa Clara, San Lorenzo, Californie 1942

Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California 1942

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Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California 1936
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Drought Refugees Vers 1935
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Cars on the Road 1936
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Ancienne esclave à la longue mémoire, Alabama 1938
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White Angel Breadline, San Francisco 1933
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Damaged Child, Shacktown, Elm Grove, Oklahoma 1936
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Shipyard Worker, Richmond California Vers 1943
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Jour de lessive, quarante-huit heures avant l’évacuation des personnes d’ascendance japonaise de ce village agricole du comté de Santa Clara, San Lorenzo, Californie 1942
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Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California 1942

Le Jeu de Paume presents Dorothea Lange from October 16 to January 27, 2019

“Politiques du Visible”, traces in five parts the journey of this exceptional photographer. “Migrant Mother” will make this fine observer of a changing America a legend The first section tells the story of the beginning of his career. The Great Depression of 1929 hit America, and urban and rural populations were severely affected. It is in this context that Dorothea Lange abandons the studio portrait to venture into the streets of San Francisco where she will photograph demonstrations and homeless people.The other parts show all of her work on farm worker housing camps and her various trips where she covers twenty-two states. It highlights leaving them out of the American dream. Dorothea Lange documents this America of migration, shipbuilding, internment of American citizens of Japanese descent in 1942. Like an anthropologist, the captions of her photographs are more and more detailed and contextualize photography with precision.The scenography features a large, very airy central room that allows a hundred vintage prints to be displayed. Splendid. The curators of the exhibition (Pia Viewing and Drew Heath Johnson) succeeded in highlighting both the modernity of the shooting and the photographer’s very refined framing. Dorothea Lange remains a tireless witness of her time, photographing depression, drought, migrants, the poor. Her empathy for others makes her a little more than a great photographer. She died in 1965 from cancer.

Dominique Vautrin

Dominique Vautrin is a French photographer. Influenced by American street photography, he develops during his various projects, a dark work that depicts a society in a phase of anonymization. The c...

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