Review of Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Jessica Lana Houlihan


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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