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Dorothea Lange

1895 - 1965

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Dorothea Lange (born Dorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn; May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dorothea Lange has received more than 1,896,296 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Dorothea Lange is the 12th most popular journalist (down from 9th in 2019), the 818th most popular biography from United States (down from 719th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Journalist.

Dorothea Lange is most famous for her photographs of the Great Depression.

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Among journalists, Dorothea Lange ranks 12 out of 127Before her are Joseph Pulitzer, Gerda Taro, Anna Politkovskaya, Sebastião Salgado, Julian Assange, and John Reed. After her are W. Eugene Smith, Lee Miller, Beate Klarsfeld, Steve McCurry, W. T. Stead, and Walker Evans.

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Among people born in 1895, Dorothea Lange ranks 49Before her are Cristóbal Balenciaga, Jürgen Stroop, Vasily Blokhin, Albert Göring, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, and Buckminster Fuller. After her are Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Augusto César Sandino, Richard Walther Darré, Stanley Rous, William Giauque, and Pavel Sukhoi. Among people deceased in 1965, Dorothea Lange ranks 23Before her are Nat King Cole, Hermann Staudinger, Moshe Sharett, Paul Hermann Müller, Helena Rubinstein, and Jun'ichirō Tanizaki. After her are Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, La Belle Otero, Edogawa Ranpo, Paul Tillich, and Frederick Fleet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dorothea Lange ranks 818 out of 18,182Before her are Nancy Pelosi (1940), Gene Tierney (1920), John Carpenter (1948), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Lionel Richie (1949), and Dizzy Gillespie (1917). After her are Peter Bogdanovich (1939), Michael Mann (1943), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), George F. Kennan (1904), Eva Marie Saint (1924), and Ginger Rogers (1911).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Dorothea Lange ranks 3Before her are Anna Politkovskaya (1958) and John Reed (1887). After her are W. Eugene Smith (1918), Lee Miller (1907), Steve McCurry (1950), Walker Evans (1903), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Charles Dow (1851), Eddie Adams (1933), Edgar Snow (1905), and Joe Rosenthal (1911).