Dorothea Lange was an American photographer popular for her photographs of the Great Depression era. These works are believed to have laid the foundation of documentary photography. She learned photography at the University of Columbia where she was trained under some of the legendary photographers like Clarence H. White. He further helped her in getting into some of the renowned photography studios. During the Great Depression, she decided to take a break from the studio to capture some real photos. She captured one of her iconic photos called the ‘White Angel Breadline’. There she had brilliantly portrayed the scenario of the depression, which helped her get a job with the ‘Farm Security Administration’. There she worked at highlighting poverty and the neglected people through her photographs. One of her photographs ‘Migrant Mother’ helped the people of the migrant camp to receive food and other basic amenities from the government. We bring to you the famous quotes and thoughts by the distinguished photographer who humanized the ramification of the Great Depression. Go through the quotes by Dorothea Lange which reflects her deep intellect of photography.
The people who are garrulous and wear their heart on their sleeve and tell you everything, that's one kind of person, but the fellow who's hiding behind a tree and hoping you don't see him is the fellow that you'd better find out why.
I many times encountered courage, real courage. Undeniable courage. I've heard it said that that was the highest quality of the human animal. I encountered that many times, in unexpected places. And I have learned to recognize it when I see it.
The good photograph is not the object, the consequences of the photograph are the objects.
You put your camera around your neck along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you. The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
The best way to go into an unknown territory is to go in ignorant, ignorant as possible, with your mind wide open, as wide open as possible and not having to meet anyone else's requirement but your own.
This benefit of seeing...can come only if you pause a while, extricate yourself from the maddening mob of quick impressions ceaselessly battering our lives, and look thoughtfully at a quiet image...the viewer must be willing to pause, to look again, to meditate.
The good photograph is not the object, the consequences of the photograph are the objects. So that no one would say, how did you do it, where did you find it, but they would say that such things could be.