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Meet Amazing Americans Writers & Artists Dorothea Lange
'Dorothea Lange's photograph pea pickers in California. 'Mam, I've picked peas from Calipatria to Ukiah. This life is simplicity boiled down.''
Dorothea Lange's photograph of pea pickers in California

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Dorothea Lange, Apprentice Photographer
Although Lange could not see the "art" in her pictures, her work has many of the same features as a painting. She captured not only images of people on film, but also the conditions under which they lived. What can you tell about the person who is the subject of the photo from this image? Like many paintings, Dorothea Lange's photographs tell a story, often sending a powerful social message.
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