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Toward the end of her life, Dorothea Lange reflected, âAll photographsânot only those that are so-called âdocumentaryâ... can be fortified by words.â Though Lange's career is widely heralded, this connection between words and pictures has received scant attention. A committed social observer, Lange paid sharp attention to the human condition, conveying stories of everyday life through her photographs and the voices they drew in. Published in conjunction with the first major MoMA exhibition of Langeâs in 50 years,Â Dorothea Lange: Words & PicturesÂ brings fresh attention to iconic works from the collection together with lesser-known photographsâfrom early street photography to projects on the criminal justice system. The workâs complex relationships to words show Langeâs interest in artâs power to deliver public awareness and to connect to intimate narratives in the world.