“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind. To live the visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it.”
Dorothea Lange was an inspiring woman whose influential social photography and legacy has lasted until our days. Now faculty members, graduate students, or seniors who have been accepted for graduate work at UC Berkeley, like my husband Tyler Orsburn who is the 2012 winner of her prestigious fellowship, can enjoy it:
The fellowship, in memory of one of the most outstanding documentary photographers of the 20th-century, encourages the use of photography (black and white or color) in the scholarly work of any discipline at UC Berkeley.
… Applicants must demonstrate outstanding work in documentary photography and a creative plan for future work.
Will post the photographs and essay he submitted for judging, about the modern Maya Chortí indigenous peoples living in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, on this blog soon. In the meantime–congratulations my beloved Tyler!
You can read more about Lange’s life here.