DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965)
Street Demonstration, San Francisco, 1933
gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed c. 1965

image/sheet/flush mount: 17 x 12 5/8 in. (43.1 x 32 cm.)
This work is accompanied by a letter from Peter Galassi, former chief curator of the Department of Photographs at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York;
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York;
acquired from the above by the present owner.
Dorothea Lange, Dorothea Lange, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1966, p. 22.
Dorothea Lange and Robert Coles, Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime, Aperture, Millerton, 1982, p. 47.
John Szarkowski et. al., Dorothea Lange: American Photographs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Chronicle Books, San Francisco,1994, pl. 10.
Dorothea Lange et. al., The Photographs of Dorothea Lange, Hallmark Cards, Inc./Harry N. Abrams, Kansas City, 1995, p. 23. Pierre Borhan, Dorothea Lange The Heart and Mind of a Photographer, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 2002, p. 79.
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One of two prints of this image made specifically for the Lange Retrospective held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York from January 25 to March 27, 1966.

"I assigned myself the task of photographing the May Day demonstrations at Civic Center. I knew there was a great deal of trouble abroad, and that there were going to be demonstrations at the Civic Center by the unemployed, and I said to myself, 'I can't afford to do this and I shouldn't, but I want to.'" (Lange, The Photographs of Dorothea Lange, Hallmark Cards, Inc., 1995, p. 22).

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