Dorothea Lange's Ireland

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Elliot & Clark Pub., 1996 - Photography - 120 pages
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Dorothea Lange's Ireland portrays a way of life that still permeates the spirit of Ireland and its people. It explores the world of the rural Irish family at midcentury, rooted to the land and to each other by bonds of love and friendship that lent them strength despite their many hardships.Essays by Irish writer Gerry Mullins detail Lange's life and revisit some of the places and people she encountered in Ireland nearly 50 years ago. Rounding out the text is an eloquent reminiscence by Daniel Dixon, Lange's son, who accompanied her to Ireland and helped her to edit her work. "Throughout our assignment", writes Dixon, "we were chilled by the Irish temperatures but warmed by the Irish temperament".The Irish temperament warms the pages of Dorothea Lange's Ireland as well; anyone who loves Ireland and the Irish will treasure this book.

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User Review  - Nancy Armstrong - Goodreads

I'm rating this from a photographer's point of view. Dorothea Lange told such a compelling story of the American depression through her photos, and I did not get the same vision from this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathyleistner Leistner - Goodreads

Amazing photographs and the writing by her son and Gerry Mullins quite good. The book was published in 1998, but the photographs are from 1954. Compare to Jill Freedman's A Time That Was,Irish Moments ... Read full review


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Linda Gordon is the author of several books, including the Bancroft Prize-winning "The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction". She is a professor of history at New York University. Gary Y. Okihiro is the author of "Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans" and "World War II and Common Ground: Reimagining American History". He is a professor at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

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