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Dorothea Lange: Seeing People

Upcoming Exhibition

November 5, 2023 – March 31, 2024
West Building, Ground Floor

During her long, prolific, and groundbreaking career, the American photographer Dorothea Lange made some of the most iconic portraits of the 20th century. Dorothea Lange: Seeing People reframes Lange’s work through the lens of portraiture, highlighting her unique ability to discover and reveal the character and resilience of those she photographed.

Featuring some 100 photographs, the exhibition addresses her innovative approaches to picturing people, emphasizing her work on social issues including economic disparity, migration, poverty, and racism.

Explore Selected Works

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

This exhibition is curated by Philip Brookman, consulting curator in the department of photographs, National Gallery of Art.

Admission is always free and passes are not required

Banner detail: Dorothea Lange, Human Erosion in California (Migrant Mother), March 1936, gelatin silver print, image: 34.1 x 26.8 cm (13 7/16 x 10 9/16 in.), The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 98.XM.162