“I loved the fact that the book touched on the major events in Lange’s life and that it was an overview of her whole life rather than just a period. I was also so glad to see some of her photographs included. An engaging read that made me want to delve into Lange’s photography.” – Lora, Adult & Teen Services
In 1918, Dorothea has just moved to San Francisco with her friend, Fronsie, hoping to open up her own photography studio. Being a woman and having a foot withered by polio, she has to work even harder to achieve her dream. Soon, her portrait studio is a success and Dorothea has found love, but with the stock market crash of 1929, her life changes drastically. In Learning to See, author Hooper recounts Dorothea’s personal life and her photography career in novel form.