Dorothea Lange exhibition celebrates activism in art

"Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California."  Dorothea Lange (1942). Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, gift of Paul S. Taylor.
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"Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California." Dorothea Lange (1942). Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, gift of Paul S. Taylor.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of 20th-century documentary photographer Dorothea Lange’s donation of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California, making the debut of “Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing” not exactly a surprise. Some museums, when the time is ripe to flex their archive’s muscles, are content with
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The irony in allegiance

Life in America was the only one they knew. Yet they were stripped of their identities and subject not only to incarceration by the government but also popularized racist sentiment among fellow Americans.
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