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    Lange’s “Lost” Location

    Throughout Dorothea Lange’s life she has traveled all over the country and the world. East coast to west coast and across oceans to capture people in her photography. With so many differing subjects and settings, it is easy to wonder what makes up Lange’s location as a documentarian. She says, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” This quote is representative of how she takes on her work in documentary photography. Lange often discusses getting “lost” in the moment and experiences to fully, visually grasp a situation. Lange’s location is not so simple, not so stagnant. It is very much a dynamic shadow…