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New York’s Other Half

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Jacob Riis (1849-1914) was a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the 20th century. His then-novel idea of using photographs of the city’s slums to illustrate the plight of impoverished residents established Riis as forerunner of modern photojournalism.
The exhibition The Other Half – The Activist Photography of Jacob Riis on show from February 16 to April in Amsterdam features photographs by Riis and his contemporaries, as well as his handwritten journals and personal correspondence. Visitors can also see and listen to a reconstruction of one of his lectures.

The Other Half - The Activist Photography of Jacob Riis was developed in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York.

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