Dorothea Lange’s democratic art evoked her subjects’ many voices
A Life Beyond Limits
by Linda Gordon
W.W. Norton & Co.
$35.00 List Price
In July of 1964, Dorothea Lange, fatigued and distressed by the esophageal cancer that would take her life a year later, participated in a series of interviews with a San Francisco television station. Having spent half a century making photographs, including the iconic “Migrant Mother,” for which she would be most remembered, Lange struggled, when asked by the reporter, to locate her own achievements within the medium’s