Past Masters - Here a transcript & recording of an interview Dorothea Lange gave in 1964 for American Art

 
 

There is a beautiful transcript of an interview Dorothea Lange gave in 1964 available HERE it's from a recorded interview by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.

Lange speaks of her decision of photography as a career; working in commercial photography; the development of her individual style; the organization of the Farm Security Administration and her association with it; camaraderie among the FSA staff; Roy Stryker's influence and guidance and political abilities; the subjects of photographs and their reactions to being photographed; the people she encountered and her feelings about them, including migratory workers and Dust Bowl farmers; opinions of her colleagues; what made the FSA a success; trends in the field of photography and photojournalism and its future.

She recalls Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon and Paul Vanderbilt.