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July 8, 2014
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THIRTEEN’s American Masters Series Co-Produces New Documentary about “Migrant Mother” Photographer Dorothea Lange by Her Granddaughter, Award-Winning Cinematographer Dyanna Taylor

NEW YORK – July 7, 2014) Her celebrated photograph “Migrant Mother” is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America’s Great Depression. Yet few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman behind the camera: Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – Oct. 11, 1965).

June 26, 2014
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American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres nationwide Friday, August 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Two hours.

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June 23, 2014
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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning Airs August 29th

PBS American Masters will air a documentary film about Dorothea Lange directed by her granddaughter, Dyanna Taylor, on Friday August…

May 22, 2014
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MoCP – Film Screening and Conversation

Film Screening, Conversation and Book Signing – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

March 5, 2014
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Resolana: Dyanna Taylor, “The Importance of Seeing: The Work of Documentary Photographer Dorothea Lange”

Dyanna Taylor, the granddaughter of Dorothea Lange and deeply influenced by her, will discuss Lange’s work on the New Deal as well as her work documenting the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Taylor, who has been a director of photography and cinematographer for 30 years, is a five-time Emmy award winner and the 1998 recipient of the MUSE award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement in Cinematography from New York Women in Film and Television. She was the director of photography for the recent Blessed Is the Match, in distribution with First Run Features; Hava Nagila: The Movie; HBO’s The Alzheimer Project; and HBO’s 2012 seriesWeight of the Nation. Currently, she is in production on her filmDorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning for a Labor Day 2014 release.
Her talk will include never-before-seen clips from her film of Lange preparing for her one-woman photographic exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1966.

February 17, 2014
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“Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk Of Lightning ” By Elizabeth Partridge

Radio interview on WAMC Northeast Public Radio with Elizabeth Partridge, author of companion book, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of…

February 17, 2014
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Dorothea Lange From Her Goddaughter’s Perspective

Radio interview on Here & Now, Boston’s NPR news station (90.9 WBUR) with Elizabeth Partridge, author of the companion book,…

February 17, 2014
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Dorothea Lange: If only she had Instagram

Conversation between Jeff Schectman of Specific Gravity and Elizabeth Partridge, author of companion book, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning.

February 17, 2014
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Photographer Captured Iconic Depression-era Moments

Voice of America radio interview with Elizabeth Partridge, author of the companion book, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning.

February 17, 2014
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‘Migrant Mother’ and Beyond: Dorothea Lange’s lifetime in photography

Radio interview with Elizabeth Partridge, author of companion book, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, on Southern California Public…