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ENG 1A (Robinson) - Photography Research: Home


This is a library guide for English 1A students doing research on a famous photograph, its photographer, its historical and cultural significance, and the public's reaction to it.  You will find tools for locating reference sources, books, and images from the Library's print and online collections as well as web sources.


Oakland Museum of California

Dorothea Lange: The Politics of Seeing

May 13, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Presenting approximately 100 photographs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the artist’s gift of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California, this exhibition takes a unique approach to a beloved American photographer by examining how her artistry and advocacy swayed minds and prompted significant change in this nation’s history.

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Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange. White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco, 1933. The Dorothea Lange Collection, Oakland Museum of California


From the East Bay Times:

"Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photo" (5/2/16)


Possible Topics to Research

Examples of topics:

Photographers Photographs
  • Dorothea Lange
  • Ansel Adams
  • Annie Liebovitz
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Alfred Stieglitz
  • Edward Weston
  • Gordon Parks
  • Eadweard Muybridge
  • Jacques Henri Lartigue
  • Paul Strand
  • Arnold Genthe
  • Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange
  • Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal
  • V-J Day by Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • Execution of a Viet Cong Guerrilla by Eddie Adams
  • Human Embryos by Lennart Nilsson
  • Demi Moore (Vanity Fair magazine) by Annie Liebovitz
  • The Beatles, Abbey Road by Iain Macmillan


  • Vietnam War
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • World War II
  • Great Depression
  • 9/11

Subject Guide