Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures

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Dorothea Lange. Spring in Berkeley. 1952

Gelatin silver print, printed 1965, 9 3/8 × 10 1/2" (23.8 × 26.7 cm). Purchase

Filmmaker, Dyanna Taylor: When I see this photograph, Spring in Berkeley, of Dorothea's good neighbor, I'm reminded of my grandmother’s unique sense of humor.

I'm sure she was drawn to the rakish way in which the hat is staying on her wonderful neighbor's head and the curlers, and she's rooted to the sidewalk like the plants are in some way, with her outstretched leg, and her floral skirt, and her gardening cardigan. Everything about it would've made my grandmother smile. I just love this photo.