Review of Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

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Jessica Lana Houlihan

Abstract

A review of the exhibition Dorothea Lange: The Politics of Seeing, 22 June- 2 September 2018, held at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. The exhibition is the first survey of Lange’s work to be displayed in the UK, and includes works from The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California.

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Author Biography

Jessica Lana Houlihan, University of Essex

Jessica Houlihan is an AHRC-funded doctoral candidate in the Literature at the University of Essex. Her thesis examines maternity and domesticity in African American women’s fiction. She is an affiliated member of the British Association of American Studies and co-organiser of the CHASE Feminist Research Network. She is an Associate Teaching Fellow in Literature and American Studies at the University of Essex.

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