The Briscoe Western Art Museum is proud to present in conjunction with DreamWeek San Antonio 2024 a screening of the film Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning. Directed and narrated by the photographer’s granddaughter, Dyanna Taylor, “tells the compelling story of the passion, vision, and drive that made Lange one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century.” “We see, often for the first time, the range of subjects Lange captured with her unsentimental lens: relocated Native Americans, striking workers, destitute migrants, early environmental depredations, and wartime photos of Japanese Americans citizens forced into internment camps, images so unsettling to the US government they were impounded for half a century.” Please join the Briscoe as we continue to explore the untold stories of the American West.
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