Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Her celebrated photograph The Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America’s Great Depression. Yet few know the story, struggles, and profound body of work of the woman who created the portrait: Dorothea Lange. Directed and narrated by Lange’s granddaughter Dyanna Taylor, Grab a Hunk of Lightning explores the life, passions, and uncompromising vision of the woman behind the camera, whose enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history.

Directed by Dyanna Taylor

Presented by The Knowledge Network

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