• Ken Light; photo: Marlena Telvick

Photographer Dorothea Lange and the Berkeley Connection: Forty Years of Lange Fellowship Winners

Since 1981, UC Berkeley has recognized the most promising photographers on campus with the Dorothea Lange Fellowship, awarded to a graduate student or faculty member for outstanding work in documentary photography. Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism Ken Light was the first person from Berkeley Journalism to receive this prestigious campus award—established by Lange’s husband, Berkeley economics professor Paul Taylor—in 1987. Since then, twenty journalism students have been named fellows. The scope and beauty of the winning work has been extraordinary. Join Light for this look at some of the winning pictures and hear their backstories from the photographers themselves. 

Light is an American social documentary photographer and professor in UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of ten monographs, including Midnight La Frontera, What’s Going On? 1969–1974, and Delta Time.

Presented by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.