‘A Community Of Desperation’ Finding Sympathy And Solidarity In Dorothea Lange

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Photographer Dorothea Lange had an eye for capturing what was going on around her – the Great Depression, Japanese American internment camps during World War II. Her most famous portrait is of a migrant mother, her face lined with worry. In February, a retrospective of Lange’s work opened at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and promptly closed a month later because of the coronavirus. As NPR’s Colin Dwyer reports, the exhibition is reopening for one week only, today, online.

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