Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Co-presented with CENTER
Q&A with filmmaker Dyanna Taylor
Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:30pm | $15

Grab A Hunk of Lightning is narrated and directed by the legendary photographer Dorothea Lange’s granddaughter, award-winning filmmaker Dyanna Taylor, telling the compelling story of the passion, vision, and drive that made Lange one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century. On November 19 at 7:30pm, Dyanna Taylor joins us for an in-person Q&A in this special presentation of the film in conjunction with the 2022 CENTER Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium.

While Lange’s haunting image The Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized photographs in the world, few know the full range and depth of Lange’s work or the suffering and sensitivity that drew her to empathize with the people she photographed. Grab A Hunk of Lightning brings the wide scope of Lange’s work and sensibility to the screen.

[Featured image: Robert Doherty, “Dorothea Lange,” 1934]


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