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 1,381,219 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Dorothea Lange is the 9th most popular journalist (up from 11th in 2019), the 719th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,012th in 2019) and the 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 9 out of 129Before her are Oriana Fallaci, François-Noël Babeuf, Joseph Pulitzer, Gianni Rodari, Gerda Taro, and Sebastião Salgado. After her are John Reed, Julian Assange, Anna Politkovskaya, Beate Klarsfeld, W. T. Stead, and Lee Miller.

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Among people born in 1895, Dorothea Lange ranks 44Before her are Vladimir Propp, Nikolai Bulganin, Cemal Gürsel, Jürgen Stroop, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, and Ludvík Svoboda. After her are Ragnar Frisch, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, and Vasily Blokhin. Among people deceased in 1965, Dorothea Lange ranks 20Before her are Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Louise Mountbatten, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Hermann Staudinger, Edward Victor Appleton, and Maxime Weygand. After her are Paul Hermann Müller, Helena Rubinstein, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Paul Tillich, and Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dorothea Lange ranks 719 out of 15,968Before her are Martin Lewis Perl (1927), William T. G. Morton (1819), Anne Sullivan (1866), Gloria Gaynor (1947), W. Edwards Deming (1900), and Don Johnson (1949). After her are Margaret Brown (1867), John Howard Northrop (1891), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Don Shirley (1927), and Douglass North (1920).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Dorothea Lange ranks 1After her are John Reed (1887), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Lee Miller (1907), Walker Evans (1903), Charles Dow (1851), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Steve McCurry (1950), Eddie Adams (1933), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Edgar Snow (1905), and Margaret Bourke-White (1904).