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Meet Amazing Americans Writers & Artists Dorothea Lange
Men at a New York Post Office, 1936
Lange thought her work simply recorded real life, but there is art in her photos

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Dorothea Lange, Apprentice Photographer
Lange decided at 18 that she wanted to be a photographer and began learning the skill through classes and apprenticeships, in which she worked with other photographers to learn her craft. She also attended classes in New York City. She did not consider photography to be an art form, but today many of her pictures hang in museums. Do you think of photography as a form of art or merely as a record?
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