Friends @ Home Art Docent Webinar | Dorothea Lange: “That Such Things Could Be”

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“Migrant Mother,” 1936

Dorothea Lange produced an astonishing body of photographic work in a career that lasted from the 1920s, when she ran the most successful portrait studio in San Francisco, to her death in 1965. Best known for her Depression-era documentary work—including the world-renowned “Migrant Mother”—Lange brought the crises of America in the 20th century into sharp focus. Join docent Avril Angevine for an exploration of the deeply moving work of this photography icon.


“Grandfather and grandson of Japanese ancestry at the Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California,” 1942.

Avril Angevine is an independent art lecturer who has spoken at the Alameda Library many times. She is a Humanities and English instructor at local colleges, and a museum guide at both SFMOMA and the Oakland Museum.