Untitled (May Day Demonstrations)

San Francisco, CA, 1934

Dorothea Lange

Gelatin silver print

Gift of Paul S. Taylor

4.25 in x 3.25 in


© The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California.

I assigned myself the task of photographing the May Day demonstrations at Civic Center. . . . I will go there, I will photograph this thing, I will come back, and develop it. I will print it, and I will mount it and I will put it on the wall, all in twenty-four hours. I will do this, to see if I can just grab a hunk of lightning. — Dorothea Lange