Dorothea LANGE (1895-1965)

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New York’s Museum of Modern Art developed strong links with photographer Dorothea LANGE (1895-1965) at a very early stage. She contributed to the Museum’s very first photography exhibition in 1940 and participated in the preparation of her first retrospective, which opened in 1966, three months after her death. Today, her work still looks extremely modern and […]

Sales of photographs are attracting an ever-growing population of collectors and the rise in demand was reflected in last year’s auction prices with twelve 7-digit results, a general price index up 25% and an auction turnover ten times higher than 10 years ago.

The photojournalism market is booming. Turnover at auction has risen by more than 250% in 10 years, and the trend is strong in the USA, France and the UK.For many years photojournalism was considered a secondary form of art, much like scientific or ethnographic photography. Since the 1950s however it has become well established, partly thanks to World Press Photo, with its annual contest celebrating the year’s best journalistic photographs, and a number of exhibitions underlining the news photo’s dual role as documentary testimony and aesthetic artefact.

Edward STEICHEN, Cecil BEATON, Henri CARTIER-BRESSON, Robert CAPA, Raymond DEPARDON, Robert DOISNEAU, Walker EVANS, Dorothea LANGE, Marc RIBOUD are some of the biggest names in photojournalism, which for many years was considered a secondary form of art, much like scientific or ethnographic photography. Photojournalists bear witness to their time, using the camera to capture the real. Their photos have an important impact culturally as they become part of our collective memory, mainly through dissemination by the media.

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Dorothea LANGE (1895-1965) (United states) is an artist born in 1895 The oldest auction result ever registered on the website for an artwork by this artist is a photography sold in 1987, at Christie's, and the most recent auction result is a photography sold in 2021. Artprice.com's price levels for this artist are based on 734 auction results. Especially: photography, print-multiple, sculpture-volume. 2 art works by artist Dorothea LANGE (1895-1965) will soon be available in auction rooms.