D O R O T H E A  L A N G E  :  Vintage Silver Gelatin Prints
3 April - 26 June, 2004

Helen, Vernallis, outside Tracy, CA, 1949

ROSEGALLERY's exhibition of vintage silver gelatin prints includes several of Lange's iconic FSA images. This familiar context, however, frames an expansive collection of Lange's often surprising later oeuvre, including many previously unpublished images. Pedestrians and commuters from the "City Life" series are carefully plucked from their anonymity by Lange's camera. Her family is lovingly documented in her subtly distinctive style. Also included are pictures taken on Lange's trips accompanying her second husband, Paul Taylor, to Asia, Egypt and South America. An agricultural economist, Taylor was instrumental to many of Lange's photographic excursions during the Depression era, and the broadening scope of his investigations engendered many of Lange's trips abroad. ROSEGALLERY's exhibition includes selections from Lange's work in regions as remote as North Africa and Hong Kong, and as intimate as her yard. The result is a testament to the honesty of vision, longevity and consistency of an artist already venerated but perhaps not entirely understood.

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