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St. Emmeram’s Cathedral by Karel Plicka

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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera – Dorothea Lange

Next up for the groundbreaking PBS series American Masters is a profile of photographer Dorothea Lange. Titled Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning the documentary “explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the influential photographer,” whose “enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history, including the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II Japanese American internment camps.”

Her iconic photo “Migrant Mother” is one of the more well known images of the Great Depression and is a seminal image in American photographic history.

Who better to assist with the film than the Peabody- and five-time Emmy award-winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor, who also happens to be the granddaughter of Lange. Taylor teams up with writer/social scientist Paul Schuster Taylor to direct and narrate this intimate  documentary.

Chronicle Books has published a companion book, Dorothea Lange – Grab a Hunk of Lightning: Her Lifetime in Photography by Elizabeth Partridge,that is the “only career-spanning monograph of this major photographer’s oeuvre in print, and features images ranging from her iconic Depression-era photograph “Migrant Mother” to lesser-known images from her global travels later in life.

Buy: PBS | Amazon | Powells | Chronicle

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightningpremiers nationwide Friday, August 29, 9-11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

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“With novels, like cakes, you never know.” —Robertson Davies, who was born on this day in 1913.
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theparisreview:

“With novels, like cakes, you never know.” —Robertson Davies, who was born on this day in 1913.

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‘If you’re truly bilingual it’s not that there are two languages in your world, but that not everybody understands the whole of your personal speech’ —Gwyneth Lewis

asymptotejournal:

‘If you’re truly bilingual it’s not that there are two languages in your world, but that not everybody understands the whole of your personal speech’ Gwyneth Lewis

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Kniha Elisky Pihrtové Ex-libris (c.1952). Pavel Šimon (Czech, 1920-1958). Colour soft ground and aquatint. Artist’s proof.
Šimon was educated at the Academy of Fine-Arts in Prague. He was a pupil of professor Pukl and a son of the renowned painter Tavík František Šimon and his wife Vilma Kracikova. Šimon is well-known for his book illustrations and ex-libris.

books0977:

Kniha Elisky Pihrtové Ex-libris (c.1952). Pavel Šimon (Czech, 1920-1958). Colour soft ground and aquatint. Artist’s proof.

Šimon was educated at the Academy of Fine-Arts in Prague. He was a pupil of professor Pukl and a son of the renowned painter Tavík František Šimon and his wife Vilma Kracikova. Šimon is well-known for his book illustrations and ex-libris.