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1947 Dorothea Lange Amuses SFAI Students

Dorothea Lange, lower right, amuses students, probably explaining how there is a lot more to photography than view-camera images of  National Parks.  Students in this photo include John Bertolino, David Johnson, Olympian--George Wallace, John Reed, Muriel Green (next to Dorothea), Bill Heick (at the back of the studio), Ruth-Marion Baruch, Benjamen Chinn, Helen Howell, and others. As dogmatic as Ansel was, he made sure there was a wide range of diverse faculty--Edward Weston, Minor White, Imogen Cunningham, Lisette Model, and Alma Lavenson.  

and for information on the current NYMOMA exhibition, Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures:

and a link to a recent New York Times article, "How Dorothea Lange Defined the Role of the Modern Photojournalist,"

With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.


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