Her celebrated photograph Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized images in the world, a haunting portrait representing the suffering of America’s Great Depression. This personal documentary explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the influential photographer Dorothea Lange, whose enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history. Award-winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor, Lange’s granddaughter, combines family memories and journals with never-before-seen photos and film footage to bring Lange’s story into sharp focus.

Directed by Dyanna Taylor. Produced by Roberta Grossman.


Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

2014 US 120 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary
Topic: Arts and Architecture