Article taken from the Evening Standard.
The first ever UK retrospective of iconic photographer Dorothea Lange will take place this at the Barbican this summer.
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing will open at the Barbican Art Gallery in June as part of The Art of Change, a major season of events exploring bold artistic responses to major global issues.
Lange, one of the most influential female photographers of the 20th century, is known for her work documenting the devastating impact of the Great Depression on American society. Her Migrant Mother image is one of the most recognisable images ever photographed.
Lange used her camera as a political tool to document social injustice in both urban and rural contexts, focusing on hardship and suffering to evoke compassion in the viewer. She died in 1965.
Article by Jessie Thompson