Cahan, Richard and Michael Williams. Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II: Images by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Other Government Photographers. CityFiles Press, 2016.

Goggans, Jan. California on the Breadlines: Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the Making of a New Deal Narrative. University of California Press, 2010.

Gordon, Linda. Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits. W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.

Gordon, Linda and Gary Y. Okihiro. Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment. W. W. Norton & Company, 2008.

Lange, Dorothea. Dorothea Lange Looks at the American Country Woman. Amon Carter Museum and Ward Ritchie Press, 1968.

Lange, Dorothea and Paul S. Taylor. An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion. Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939.

Meister, Sarah Hermanson. Dorothea Lange Words & Pictures. The Museum of Modern Art, 2019.

Meister, Sarah Hermanson. Dorothea Lange: Migrant mother. The Museum of Modern Art, 2018.

Meltzer, Milton. Dorothea Lange: A Photographer’s Life. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978.

Mullins, Gerry. Dorothea Lange’s Ireland. Elliot & Clark, 1996.

Pardo, Alona, ed. Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. Prestel, 2018.

Partridge, Elizabeth. Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning. Chronicle Books, 2013.

Partridge, Elizabeth. Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange. Puffin Books, 2001.

Poos, Françoise, ed. The Bitter Years: The Farm Security Administration Photographs Through the Eyes of Edward Steichen. Thames & Hudson, 2012.

Spirn, Anne Whiston. Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange’s Photographs and Reports from the Field. University Of Chicago Press, 2009.

Steichen, Edward Steichen, ed. The Family Of Man. The Museum of Modern Art, 1955.

Swensen, James. In a Rugged Land: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the Three Mormon Towns Collaboration, 1953–1954. University of Utah Press, 2018.

Wollenberg, Charles. Photographing the 2nd Gold Rush: Dorothea Lange and the East Bay at War 1941-1945. Heyday Books, 1995.


Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Online Catalog


Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning. Directed by Dyanna Taylor for PBS American Masters, 2014. 

Dorothea Lange Part I: Under the Trees and Dorothea Lange Part II: The Closer For Me, films by Philip Greene, Robert Katz and Richard Moore for WNET public television (1965). (Also available on Bay Area Television Archive, San Francisco State University.)