American Photographers Overview

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Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother

What makes a portrait of a person so compelling? How does a documentary photo communicate its story? Why do certain photos of landscapes linger in our memory? And how can understanding the answers to these questions help make our own photography better? 

In this general introduction to the history of American photography, I explore answers to these questions and more while presenting works by iconic 20th-century American photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Curtis, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Imogene Cunningham, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, and many others. 

This topic was offered as a public lecture in February 2013 at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen.  Click here to read a review of the lecture by Hermann Lohss (in German). 


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