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If you liked Sold on a Monday and Beautiful Exiles, you'll love this novel about strong-willed trailblazing photographer, Dorothea Lange, whose fame grew during World War II and the Great Depression. "Hooper excels at humanizing giants....seamlessly weaving together the time, places and people in Lange's life...For photo buffs and others familiar with her vast body of work, reading the book will be like discovering the secret backstory of someone they thought they knew." --The Washington Post In 1918, a fearless twenty-two-year old arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman. Renaming herself Dorothea Lange she is soon the celebrated owner of the city's most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon. By the early 1930s, as America's economy collapses, her marriage founders and Dorothea must find ways to support her two young sons single-handedly. Determined to expose the horrific conditions of the nation's poor, she takes to the road with her camera, creating images that inspire, reform, and define the era. And when the United States enters World War II, Dorothea chooses to confront another injustice--the incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans. At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, dares to be different. But her choices came at a steep price...… (més)
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Títol:Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America
Autors:Elise Hooper (Autor)
Informació:William Morrow Paperbacks (2019), Edition: Illustrated, 384 pages
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I didn't know anything about photographer Dorothea Lange before reading this fictionalized account. She was an exceptional photographer in her own right and went from shooting family portraits to migrant camps.

I enjoyed her early years when she traveled to CA in 1918 and ended up staying and established herself as a photographer had her own studio. Life with her husband Maynard Dixon (an artist) was not an easy one nor was her time spent away from her sons, one who felt neglected. She divorced Maynard, married Paul Taylor. This was not an easy book to read by the end of the book where she photographed Japanese interment camps but she did her job well. ( )
  sweetbabyjane58 | May 8, 2021 |
This is a fast and fulfilling novel based on Dorothea Lange, the famous photographer from the Depression. She’s a strong woman way ahead of her time. She made some heart breaking life decisions to continue her work and care for her children.
The Migrant Mother is her most famous photo. My grandparents had it hanging in their living room. Yet it wasn’t until I read the description of when she took the photo that I realized there’s 3 children. I never noticed the baby in the mother’s arms because I was always looking at her eyes.
I’m going to check out some of Lange’s photography books. She also was hired by the government to take photos of Japanese internment camps, but then she was fired and the pictures hidden for decades because they showed the camps in a negative way. Ansel Adams was then hired to take “patriotic” pictures of the camps. ( )
  strandbooks | Oct 30, 2019 |
This a good biography of Dorothea Lange, but it feels flat. I think it might be because she is the narrator, so you only really get her point of view. In a way, it makes a lot of the story seem superficial. ( )
  grandpahobo | Sep 26, 2019 |
Good book. Easy read. Lots of thought provoking reasons to use photography to tell stories, to tell the truth. Dorothea Lange used her gift to shed some perspective on the great Dust Bowl migration to seek a better existence. Funny how Steinbeck used her photos to write his famous Newspaper stories about Harvest Gypsies but refused to write a forward for her book of photographs from that period.

Then the pictures she took of the Japanese internment camps that were confiscated for years before being included in the FDR archives.

Interesting read. ( )
  Alphawoman | Jul 10, 2019 |
I had never heard about Dorothea Lange before I read this book, but the blurb intrigued me. I love reading about women who were brave enough to follow their dreams and LEARNING TO SEE is definitely a book that is worth reading.

READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION! ( )
  MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
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If you liked Sold on a Monday and Beautiful Exiles, you'll love this novel about strong-willed trailblazing photographer, Dorothea Lange, whose fame grew during World War II and the Great Depression. "Hooper excels at humanizing giants....seamlessly weaving together the time, places and people in Lange's life...For photo buffs and others familiar with her vast body of work, reading the book will be like discovering the secret backstory of someone they thought they knew." --The Washington Post In 1918, a fearless twenty-two-year old arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman. Renaming herself Dorothea Lange she is soon the celebrated owner of the city's most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon. By the early 1930s, as America's economy collapses, her marriage founders and Dorothea must find ways to support her two young sons single-handedly. Determined to expose the horrific conditions of the nation's poor, she takes to the road with her camera, creating images that inspire, reform, and define the era. And when the United States enters World War II, Dorothea chooses to confront another injustice--the incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans. At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, dares to be different. But her choices came at a steep price...

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