Photographs serve many purposes, and nearly everyone has a camera, but some photographers see deeper and show more than others. 32 artists, they are deeply concerned with form and shape as they touch the human spirit. Dorothea Lange was such a photographer.
Dorothea Lange, 33 in 1895, began her career as a commercial photographer. But her finest pictures recorded the suffering of poor people and were taken during the hard years of the American Depression in the 1930s. Her photographs helped to 34 the government into taking action to improve the conditions in which they lived. 35 she made thoughtful photographic studies of the Japanese Americans who were in prison in America during the Second World War, when Japan and America were enemies. She also photographed many other people, both great and 36 . When she died in 1965, her photographs formed part of collections all round the world.