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“Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures”

体育投注网平台Lange began her influential thirty-year career as a photographer and social crusader doing field work with her husband, the economist Paul Taylor, producing reports that the government handed out to promote the New Deal. (Imagine the Trump Administration hiring artists to expose the plight of the working poor.) Language—including the handwritten notes that accompanied her pictures—was central to Lange’s project. The exhibition “Words & Pictures,” intelligently curated by Sarah Hermanson Meister, gives equal respect to her photographic prints (ninety-six) and her publications (seven, in handsome shadow boxes and vitrines). Her best-known images are of indelible faces in hardscrabble places; an entire wall of the show is devoted to Florence Owens Thompson, the subject of Lange’s famous “Migrant Mother,” taken in 1936. But she also had a humane eye for text, like the hand-painted sign she encountered at a California gas station in 1938: “This is your country don’t let the big men take it away from you.” (MOMA is temporarily closed; view images and listen to audio guides to fifteen photographs on the museum's Web site.)