Exhibition of Photographs by Dorothea Lange at Brigham Young University Museum of Art


PROVO, UTAH.- In August 1953, renown American photographer Dorothea Lange traveled to southern Utah where she met up with her long-time friend Ansel Adams. The two photographers spent three weeks photographing the landscape and people of Toquerville, Gunlock and St. George with the intention of publishing the work in LIFE magazine. Lange’s enthusiasm for her subject yielded hundreds of photographs from which she composed an extended essay of 135 photographs, including images by Ansel Adams. Thirty-five of those photographs with text by Daniel Dixon appeared under the title “Three Mormon Towns” in the September 6, 1954 issue of LIFE. “Dorothea Lange’s Three Mormon Towns,” a new exhibition at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, will feature 21 of Lange’s photographs from this series acquired by the museum. The exhibition will