Synopsis by Sarah Ing
Dorothea Lange: Under the Trees documents the work of a photographer whose pictures often captured a slice of America's dark history. This short documentary focuses on Lange's one-woman exhibit that spanned 50 years and countless tragedies. From the displacement of poor families during the Great Depression to the cruel interment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, Lange's scenes evoked a nation in crisis. She died in 1965, the same year the film was produced. It was made as a legacy to her unflinching observance of the human spirit.
artist, exhibit, human-spirit, observations, photography, retrospective, social-commentary