Learning to See




      Learning to See
At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, dares to be different Now, in this riveting new novel by the author of The Other Alcott, we see the world through her eyes In 1918, a fearless twenty two year old arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman Renaming herself Dorothea Lange she is soon the celebrated owner of the city s most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon By the early 1930s, as America s economy collapses, her marriage founders and Dorothea must find ways to support her two young sons single handedly Determined to expose the horrific conditions of the nation s poor, she takes to the road with her camera, creating images that inspire, reform, and define the era And when the United States enters World War II, Dorothea chooses to confront another injustice the incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans Learning to See is a gripping account of the ambitious woman behind the camera who risked everything for art, activism, and love But her choices came at a steep price Read Learning to See author Elise Hooper – heartforum.co.uk

Although a New Englander by birth and at heart , Elise now lives with her husband and two young daughters within stone skipping distance of the Pacific Northwest s Puget Sound When she s not writing, she s in her classroom making American history and literature interesting for high school students Follow Elise on Instagram to seeof what she s reading elisehooper


      Learning to See
 By Elise Hooper IBN : 0062686542 Format : ebook – heartforum.co.uk
  • ebook
  • 384 pages
  • Learning to See
  • Elise Hooper
  • 26 November 2017
  • 0062686542

10 thoughts on “ Learning to See

  1. Cindy Burnett says:

    Learning to See tells the story of Dorothea Lange s extraordinary life and her efforts to expose severe social injustices during the 1930s and 1940s Lange spent the early years of her career in San Francisco as a portrait photographer After her marriage begins to crumble and the U.S economy collapses with the onset of the Great Depression, Lange must find a way to support her two young sons She begins to travel around California capturing images of the Dust Bowl migrants and others who heade Learning to See tells the story of Dorothea Lange s extraordinary life and her efforts to expose severe social injustices during the 1930s and 1940s Lange spent the early years of her career in San Francisco as a portrait photographer After her marriage begins to crumble and the U.S economy collapses with the onset of the Great Depression, Lange must find a way to support her two young sons She begins to travel around California capturing images of the Dust Bowl migrants and others who headed west during the 1930s transforming herself into an advocate and activist for the poor After World War 2 began, Lange focused on the Japanese American internment camps exposing the horrific conditions under which these poor people were placed.Dorothea Lange s photographs from the Great Depression era and the...

  2. ☮Karen says:

    3.5 stars and my thanks to LibraryThing.com for the advanced copy.Photographer Dorothea Lange s most famous work is probably Migrant Mother taken in 1936 during the Great Depression, but it was her later work in the Japanese internment camps that got my attention An independent portrait photographer, she hired herself out to the U.S government when times got rough, to document living conditions for migrants that officials in Washington DC had no way of knowing They both appreciated her talent 3.5 stars and my thanks to LibraryThing.com ...

  3. Chrissie says:

    Learning to See by Elise Hooper is a book of historical fiction about the Dorothea Lange 1895 1965 famed for her photos of migrant workers and the poor taken during the years of the Depression Later she came to document the plight of Japanese Americans confined to Resettlement Camps during the Second Word War You know the saying a picture speaks a thousand words Her photos, capturing the humanity of those who have nothing, actually do succeed in doing this The book chronicles her life fr Learning to See by Elise Hooper is a book of historical fiction about the Dorothea Lange 1895 1965 famed for her photos of migrant workers and the poor taken during the years of the Depression Later she came to document the plight of Japanese Americans confined to Resettlement Camps during the Second Word War You know the saying a picture speaks a thousand words Her photos, capturing the humanity of those who have nothing, actually do succeed in doing this The book chronicles her life from her early twenties ...

  4. Asheley says:

    I really loved this book 4.5 5It s so, so funny how life works out sometimes When I was in high school, my AP US History teacher of all time my favorite teacher of all time often started class by showing us iconic images and then facilitated critical thinking discussions about what we were seeing, what may have led the photographer to take the photo, etc etc He used many of Dorothea Lange s photographs and they have been cemented in my brain throughout my life, which led me to do the same th I really loved this book 4.5 5It s so, so funny how life works out sometimes When I was in high school, my AP US History teacher of all time my favorite teacher of all time often started class by showing us iconic images and then facilitated critical thinking discussions about what we were seeing, what may have led the photographer to take the photo, etc etc He used many of Dorothea Lange s photographs and they have been cemented in my brain throughout my life, which led me to do the same thing with my own high school aged kids in our homeschool We discuss the importance of images, not only to preserve the real...

  5. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    I had never heard about Dorothea Lange before I read this book, but the blurb intrigued me I love reading about women who were brave enough to follow their dreams and LEARNING TO SEE is definitely a book that is worth reading.READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION

  6. KC says:

    In 1918, photographer Dorothea Lange leaves NYC and heads to San Francisco, eager to make a name for herself She soon meets and falls in love with Maynard Dixon, an extremely capacious natured painter Throughout her time there, she meets fellow artists like Frida Kahlo, writers and numerous talents Faced with the relenting desire with trying to capture the true picture of the times, she find herself struggling between work, marriage and motherhood Th...

  7. Gabriella | The Novel Nook says:

    A massive thank you to Elise Hooper and William Morrow for my ARC of LEARNING TO SEE This novel tells the story of photographer Dorothea Lange, a woman I knew very little about, and I absolutely loved learning about her This story is so beautifully written, full of historical detail and engaging characters and environments, all as real and vivid as Dorothea s photographs some of which are included at the end of the novel, which I appreciated SO much Dorothea Lange was such a driven and insp A massive thank you to Elise Hooper and William Morrow for my ARC of LEARNING TO SEE This novel tells the story of photographer Dorothea Lange, a woman I knew very little about, and I absolutely loved learning about her This story is...

  8. Chanel Cleeton says:

    A powerful and timely view of America told through the lens of Dorothea Lange, a fascinating woman whose photographs shone a light on the nation s forgotten and abandoned Learning to See is both a sweeping portrayal of the effects of the Great Depression and World War II and an intimate look at...

  9. Erika Robuck says:

    Elise Hooper is a writer whose talents at clarity and empathy bring out the humanity of her historical subjects Like her debut novel, THE OTHER ALCOTT, Hooper s LEARNING TO SEE is an intimate portrait of one of history s great, shadowed, female artists, photographer Dorothea Lange.Most readers will be able to draw to mind the iconic Depression era image of the poor, exhausted mother gaze toward an uncertain future flanked by dirty children LEARNING TO SEE tells the journey of the woman who cap Elise Hooper is a writer whose talents at clarity and empathy bring out the humanity of her historical subjects Like her debut novel, THE OTHER ALCOTT, Hooper s LEARNING TO SEE is an intimate portrait of one of history s great, shadowed, female artists, photographer Dorothea Lange.Most readers will be able to draw to mind the iconic Depression era image of the poor, exhausted mother gaze toward an uncertain future flanked by dirty children LEARNING TO SEE tells the journey of the woman who captured that image and hundreds like it We see a girl of courage and spunk become a life hardened woman of integrity and fire The images Lange captures through her lens inform her growth, her choices, and the American public.Hooper deftly balances the fascinating historical fabric of the novel with the personal li...

  10. Carol (Reading Ladies) says:

    4.5 stars Thanks to WilliamMorrow HarperCollins for my free copy of LearningtoSee by Elise Hooper in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own It takes a lot of practice to see things are they are, not as you want them to be P 121 Learning to See is a fictionalized biography inspired by real life photographer, Dorothea Lange We first meet twenty two year old Dorothea in 1918 as she...

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