Segments in this Video

American History in Photographs (04:36)


Middle school teacher Donald Rose is using Dorothea Lange's work to teach students about the Great Depression. The students selected a photograph they thought best captured conditions of the time.

Photographs at the Library of Congress (07:47)

History professor Linda Gordon frequently visited the Library of Congress while researching two books on Lange's work and impact on photography. Beverly Branden curates the photography collection for the library. Lange photographed conditions in the Dust Bowl for the federal government.

Capturing Louisiana (07:22)

Photographers Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun document the life, rituals, and culture in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. Their studio and gallery were flooded during Hurricane Katrina. Their work was transformed by the damage.

Credits: Lives (00:57)

Credits: Lives

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Lives explores the story of human resilience and perseverance. Middle school teacher Donald Rose uses the "Migrant Mother" photos by Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange to help students understand what elements a photographer chooses to focus on to create the greatest impact. New Orleans documentary photographers Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick talk about working with young photographers to preserve the city's cultural heritage.

Length: 22 minutes

Item#: BVL160426

Copyright date: ©2015

Closed Captioned

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