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  • Dorothea LangeText from 20th Century Photography "Hands off! I do not molest what I photograph, I do not meddle and I do not arrange." That was one of the principles of American photographer Dorothea Lange, whose work has provided one of the most committed social documentaries of photography in our century. Following her studies at Columbia University in New York under Clarence H. White between 1917 and 1919, Dorothea Lange started out as an independent portrait photographer in San Francisco. Shocked by the number of homeless people in search of work during the Great Depression, she decided to take pictures of people in the street to draw attention to their plight. In 1935 she joined the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and reported on living conditions in the rural areas of the USA. In an unflinchingly direct manner she documented the bitter poverty of migrant workers and their families. Dorothea Lange's pictures not only showed the hopelessness and despair, but also the pride and dignity with which people endured their circumstances. One of the most famous and most frequently published photographs of the FSA project is Migrant Mother, the portrait of a Californian migrant worker with her three children.

  • Dorothea LangeMigrant Mother, the portrait of a Californian migrant worker with her three children. The face of the young woman is marked by wrinkles, the gaze full of worry directed in the distance. To the right and left the two older children, seeking protection, lean against her shoulders, hiding their faces from the camera, while the small baby has fallen asleep on its mother's lap. This highly concentrated, tightly composed image has made Dorothea Lange an icon of socially committed photography. Source: masters-of-photography.comMigrant Mother; Nipomo, California 1936

  • Dorothea LangeBack 1938

  • Dorothea LangeMigratory Cotton Picker 1940

  • Dorothea LangeJ.R. Butler, President of the Southern Tenant Farmer's Union Memphis, Tennessee 1938 Copyright The Dorothea Lange Collection, Oakland Museum

  • Dorothea LangeDitched, Stalled, and Stranded San Joaquin Valley, California 1935

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  • Annie Leibovitz Annie Leibovitz is one of the most celebrated (female) photographers. Her portraits have been appearing in magazines for over 25 years. She started as a photographer for Rolling Stone magazine and works for Vanity Fair and Vogue. Her first book, Annie Leibovitz: Photographers, was published in 1981. Eight years later, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., presented the first retrospective of her work and Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970-1990 was published. In October 1999, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington presented the present exhibition in conjunction with the publication of Women, the book accompanying the current exhibition at the Miami Art Museum which will travel on to San Francisco and Seattle. Annie Leibovitz' portraits of women have a very wide range. She documents domestic assault, "the leading cause of injuries to American women", with portraits of victims of domestic violence. She goes beyond the stereotypes of female beauty, but of course also presents models of beauty such as Jerry Hall, sportswomen like Marion Jones and the tennis stars Martina Navratilova and the Williams sisters. Besides models of self-esteem and strength, there are models of transgressiveness, victimhood, false consciousness, successful and unsuccessful aging.


  • Annie Leibovitz HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON (b. 1947) was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Wellesley College and Yale Law School and served as a staff attorney for the Children's Defense Fund. She married Bill Clinton in 1975, and they both taught law at the University of Arkansas. During his tenure as governor of Arkansas she was active in promoting educational and health care programs for children. When her husband was elected president in 1993, she became the head of the Task Force on National Health Care Reform, and she has been active in promoting women's rights, equality in education for girls and boys, and family planning. In 1996, she published It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us.

  • Annie Leibovitz MARILYN HEIT LEIBOVITZ (b. 1923) grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her grandparents were Russian immigrants. She received a scholarship to study dance at the Neighborhood Playhouse where Martha Graham taught, and in 1942 she graduated from Brooklyn College. That year, she married Samuel Leibovitz. During his career as an officer in the air force, stationed throughout the United States and in the Philippines, she taught elementary school and dance. They have six children and eight grandchildren. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Annie Leibovitz AKKE ALMA (b. 1964) was born in Amsterdam and studied ballet in Rotterdam. She lived for seven years in Paris, where she performed at the Crazy Horse nightclub. In 1995 she moved to the United States and became a showgirl at the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas. She speaks five languages and studies civil and corporate law.* Akke is pictured here and again on the following page.

  • Annie Leibovitz EILEEN COLLINS (b. 1968), the first woman to pilot a space shuttle, is a lieutenant colonel in the air force. She grew up in Elmira, New York, and studied at Syracuse University, Stanford, and the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in California. She was selected to be an astronaut in 1990 and has logged over four hundred hours in space.

  • Annie Leibovitz Victim of domestic abuse, from the book Women, 1999

  • Annie Leibovitz Barbara Bush. Former First Lady.

  • Annie Leibovitz John Lennon, New York City, 1970

    Cover of Rolling Stone, January 21, 1971

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