Dorothea Lange: American Photographs
January 6-March 3, 1996
This exhibition is the first major retrospective of Lange's work to look at both her early documentary work during the Depression and her work documenting important wartime changes in California such as the relocation of Japanese-Americans and the operation of fast-growing war industries in Richmond. Approximately 90 to 100 photographs will be exhibited, most of them vintage and many of which have never before been exhibited or published. This is the first solo exhibition of Lange's work to be seen at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.Related ImageMarch 13, 1942, Oakland, California
Following evacuation orders, this store, at 13th and Franklin streets, was closed. The owner, a University of California graduate of Japanese descent, placed the "I AM AN AMERICAN" sign on the store front on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Courtesy The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.