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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 8-15

  Vox Femina Los Angeles performs on March 10 in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Vox Femina Los Angeles)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Fred Hall Show – The Ultimate Outdoor Experience: Boating, fishing, hunting and travel exhibitors, cooking demonstrations and seminars, 1-9 p.m., March 8; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. ...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 22-March 1

    Mayuka Yamamoto’s “Little Dog Boy,” part of “Animal Boys” exhibit opens Feb. 23 at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Mayuka Yamamoto)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Conscious Life Expo: Lectures, panel discussions and workshops on body and mind alternative healing, spiritual and...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 15-22

    Lynne Fearman’s ‘Purple Haze.’ Fearman demonstrates her oil painting techniques on Feb. 18 at a meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association in Santa Clarita. (Photo courtesy of Lynne Fearman)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, an...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Homeless, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Learning to See

Learning to See is a fascinating new novel based on the life of Dorothea Lange, the female photographer who is best known for her searingly honest photographs that showed a nation the horrors and human toll of the Great Depression. Elise Hooper has brought to life not only the artist herself, but also her place, […]
Tags: Books, Biography, Historical, Dorothea Lange, Elizabeth, Elise Hooper


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 8-15

    Samantha Indrieri’s “Second Take” is part of the “Unusual Views” exhibit opening on Feb. 11 at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. (Photo courtesy Samantha Indrieri)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Fans of “Hello Kitty” products find limited-edit...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


How Dorothea Lange Shot, Migrant Mother, Perhaps the Most Iconic Photo in American History

When we visualize the Great Depression, we think first of one woman: Native American migrant worker Florence Owens Thompson. Few of us know her name, though nearly all of us know her face. For that we have another woman to thank: the photographer Dorothea Lange who during the Depression was working for the United States federal government, specifically the Farm Security Administration, on "a project that would involve documenting poor rural workers in a propaganda effort to elicit political sup...
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How the iconic photo “Migrant Mother” was staged and captured

Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother is certainly one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century. And just as the photo is striking, so is the story behind it. In this video from Nerdwriter, you can hear more about how Lange took this photo and how it became one of the symbols of the Great […] The post How the iconic photo “Migrant Mother” was staged and captured appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Migrant Mother, Lange, Dorothea Lange, Nerdwriter


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, Feb. 1-8

  Lunar New Year celebrated on Feb. 2 at The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles. (Photo, at the 2018 event, courtesy of The Original Farmers Market)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “Light Years from Andromeda: A Journey Between T...
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The Making of an Iconic Photograph: Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother

At the end of a long day in March 1936, Dorothea Lange stopped in a migrant workers camp in California for just 10 minutes and took six photos of a woman and her children. The final photo, known as Migrant Mother, became one of the most iconic photographs of the Great Depression. In this video, Evan Puschak details not only the context the photo was created under (FDR’s administration wanted photos that would shift public support towards providing government aid) but also how Lange stage-mana...
Tags: California, Fsa, Mother, Evans, Oklahoma, Stryker, Fdr, Florence, Cheney, Hudson, Thompson, Lange, Dorothea Lange, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Owens


15 Amazing Photographs That Successfully Tell a Story

Every photograph we see tells us a story in some way. Some photographs do it exceptionally well, though. As the popular adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. A really strong image can captivate a viewer's attention and can truly convey a message. Think of the iconic images like The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson, or Dorothea Lange’s Depression-era work, or Churchill’s historic portrait photo by Yousuf Karsh. This post is a collection of some images that successfully tell a s...
Tags: Photography, Churchill, Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier Bresson, Thomas Leuthard, Kent DuFault, Thomas Leuthard Photo, Yousuf Karsh, Naveen Lakshmanareddy Photo, Houman Khosrozadeh Photo, Konrad Lembcke, Bop Photo, Rajarshi, Judit Klein, Bengin Ahmad Photo


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 25-Feb. 1

    Trapeze artists perform during Circus Vargas’ dress rehearsal on January 15, 2019 as the family circus prepares for their 50th Anniversary shows in Burbank through February 3. This year’s theme takes the audience back in time to the golden era of the circus. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/ Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 18-25

    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet perform Fernando Melo’s Dream Play on Jan. 19 at the Soraya at Cal State Northridge. (Courtesy photo by Sharen Bradford)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Women’s March Los Angeles: Non-partisan march celebrating organizations that educate and register voters, inspire youth to perfo...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area Jan. 11-18

    Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, 1949, on display Jan. 12 to March 31 at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University in Malibu. (Photo courtesy of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   So You’re Dining with the Persian Emperor: Charles Perry, president and co-foun...
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The Getty Digital Archive Expands to 135,000 Free Images: Download High Resolution Scans of Paintings, Sculptures, Photographs & Much Much More

J. Paul Getty was not a billionaire known for his generosity. But since his death, the Getty Trust and complex of Getty museums in L.A. have carried forth in a more magnanimous spirit, ostensibly adhering to values that transcend their founder: “service, philanthropy, teaching, and access.” A collection first gathered for private investment and consumption (sometimes under a cloud of scandal) has expanded into galleries that millions pass through every year; a Conservation Institute dedicated t...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 4-11

    Winter Sunrise by Mardi Georgio is part of an exhibit at the reopening of the Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery in Newhall. (Photo courtesy of Mardi Georgio)     There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Flashlight Safari at Wildlife Learning Center: View nocturnal wildlife during 30-minute tours of the ce...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Comedy, White House, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Chicago, Dance, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Ronald Reagan


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Dec. 28-Jan. 4

    New Year’s Eve revelers rang in 2018 in Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. (Photo by John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Rose Parade Floats Decorating Viewing Days: Watch floats being decorated with bark, flowers, fruit, grasses, seeds and vegetables: 11 a.m.-5 p....
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Dec. 21-28

      MUSYCA Children’s Choir, located in the San Fernando Valley, in 2017 at the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration at the Music Center. (Photo courtesy of the Music Center)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration: Mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman and actor Brian White host ...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Dec. 14-21

    Montana Bitterroot brooch, made up of mostly pink Montana sapphires, by Paula Crevoshay, is part of the Art of the Jewel, The Crevoshay Collection exhibit through May 12 at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Crevoshay Studio)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Disney on Ice – Da...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area

    Take a self-guided tour of the displays at L.A. Zoo Lights through Jan. 6 (closed on Dec. 24-25). (Photo by Jamie Pham/Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   City of Agoura Hills Holiday Boutique: Shop for handmade items made by local artisans, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 7. Ago...
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Sarah Meister On Dorothea Lange

So we met Sarah Meister of MoMA the other day, and come to find out she has a short book coming out soon about Dorothea Lange's most famous picture—at one time it was considered the most famous single picture in the entire history of World photography—the so-called "Migrant Mother," photography's Mona Lisa. It's called, simply enough, Lange: Migrant Mother. It's an inexpensive paperback. Here it is at Amazon UK. and it can be shipped worldwide from The Book Depository. It's part of a series fro...
Tags: Books, Photography, Lange, Moma, Dorothea Lange, Michael Johnston, Christina, Michael C Johnston, Andrew Wyeth, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, De Chirico, Sarah Meister, Steve Rosenblum, Amazon UKAmazon Germany


The iconic photo “Migrant Mother” was “Photoshopped”

There is hardly anyone who doesn’t know about “Migrant Mother,” an iconic photo by Dorothea Lange. The 1936 portrait depicts Florence Owens Thompson and her children, and there are many true and untrue facts we’ve heard about it. But did you know it was altered? Or “photoshopped,” as we tend to say nowadays? Thanks to […] The post The iconic photo “Migrant Mother” was “Photoshopped” appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Iconic, Migrant Mother, Photojournalism, Dorothea Lange, Photojournalist, Florence Owens Thompson, Iconic Photo, Iconic Shots


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 30-Dec. 7

  Dor Gvirtsman and Suanne Spoke in Wendy Graf’s Exit Wounds play through Dec. 15 at Grove Theater Center in Burbank. (Photo by Ed Krieger)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show: Find holiday gifts amid a decorated atmosphere, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 30; and Dec. 1; 10 a.m....
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Lens: Unraveling the Mysteries of Dorothea Lange’s ‘Migrant Mother’

The history behind Ms. Lange’s photograph of Florence Owens Thompson has intrigued academics and photographers for decades. But a new book sheds fresh light on the portrait’s little-explored details.
Tags: Photography, News, California, Museum of Modern Art, Florence, Lange, Dorothea Lange, Meister, Dorothea, Migrant Labor (Agriculture, Farm Security Administration, Sarah H (1972-, Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother (Book, Owens Thompson


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 23-30

  Performers move down Hollywood Boulevard during the 86th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. This year’s parade is on Nov. 25. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   CSUN Powwow: The Cal State University, Northridge American Indian Studies program and the...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 16-23

  L.A. Zoo Lights opens on Nov. 16 at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. (Photo by Jamie Pham/Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   L.A. Zoo Lights: Self-guided tour of light displays including animal constellations, a disco ball forest, the Twinkle Tunnel and water...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 9-16

  The Autry Museum of the American West presents an American Indian Arts Marketplace, a celebration of traditional and contemporary cultural expression in arts, crafts, dance and music, Nov. 10-11. (Photo courtesy of Autry Museum of the American West)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Extreme mountain climbe...
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What Migrants Displaced By The Dust Bowl And Climate Events Can Teach Us

The World Bank predicts climate change may displace 143 million people by 2050. Environmental shifts have caused migration on smaller scales throughout the history of North America, historians say.(Image credit: Dorothea Lange/AP)
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Ethics Question

Interesting issue: is there a moral dimension to an old photographic print of a poor man selling at a New York City auction for six figures? Dorothea Lange, White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco, 1933. I say there isn't. What there is is irony. Irony is intuitively understood by most literate, educated people, which all of us are, but let's talk about it anyway. Wikipedia notes its formal use as a communicative technique: "Irony, in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary techniq...
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Coming Up at Christie's

Christie's will auction The Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks two weeks from now. The auction will take place on October 4th and 5th at 20 Rockefeller Center in New York City. It's pretty much all "greatest hits." A few samplings: Edward Weston, Nude, 1934. Estimate $30,000–60,000 Dorothea Lange, White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco, 1933.Estimate $100,000–150,000 Paul Strand, Blind Woman, New York, 1916. Estimate $70,000–100,000 Edward Weston, Pepper...
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