False and varying claims about documentary images made by Candida Höfer and Dorothea Lange ultimately create a deeply malleable “unsettled subject.”
The Brooklyn Rail, Burnaway, and Arts.Black are among the publications supported by the award.
In Lange’s photography, human ingenuity and grace triumph over the unspeakable blows of the Great Depression and other social oppression, even when hope is in short supply.
Lange granted the younger artist an enduring gift: an introduction to a man who would become her lifelong physician and trusted friend, respected thoracic surgeon Dr. Leo Eloesser.
If there ever was one American psychic space, soul, or ethos, it forked a long time ago into divergent streams you can see in this show.
Pepsi’s recent and risible “protest” ad has birthed memes that liken it to everything from Tiananmen Square’s “Tank Man” to Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother.”
The exhibition Insecurities takes an unorthodox approach to artists’, architects’, and designers’ attempts to alleviate the crises faced by millions of forcibly displaced persons.
After photographing families and other residents being led into “assembly centers” in the central and coastal cities of California and the county seats of Salinas, Stockton, Turlock, and San Bruno, photographer Dorothea Lange turned her camera to southern California, towards the first concentration camp to open for residents of Japanese descent.
With America Is Hard to See, the exhibition inaugurating its luminous new Renzo Piano building, the Whitney has reclaimed its role among the city’s museums as the engine of the new.
The Library of Congress has an incredible digitized archive of Depression-era photographs, taken between 1935 and 1945 on behalf of the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information.
If the Queens Museum of Art isn’t the most well-known museum, it certainly is one of the most resourceful as it seems to work wonders with the limited resources they have. Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 9) is QMA’s annual gala and we hope you will consider supporting one of the borough of Queens’s leading venues for contemporary art.