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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

Lives (video)

Lives explores the story of human resilience and perseverance. Middle school teacher Donald Rose uses the Migrant Mother photos by Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange to help students understand what elements a photographer chooses to focus on to create the greatest impact. Historian Linda Gordon, biographer of FSA photographer Dorothea Lange reveals Lange's role in engaging Americans in the plight of those who were most devastated. New Orleans documentary photographers Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick talk about the transformation of their photographs after Hurricane Katrina and working with young photographers to preserve the city's cultural heritage.

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Lives explores the story of human resilience and perseverance. In this video, you’ll meet five people who illuminate the lives of others through photography.

  • Middle school teacher Donald Rose teaches from the Disaster and Government Response collection.
  • Historian Linda Gordon shares how writing a biography of FSA photographer Dorothea Lange led to a deeper understanding of the Great Depression.
  • Library of Congress photo curator Beverly Brannan speaks on the Library’s collections.
  • Documentary photographers Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick talk about the transformation of their photographs after Hurricane Katrina and working with youth in New Orleans.

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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

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Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting. © 2015
  • Closed Captioning
  • ISBN: 1-57680-905-6

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