- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York exhibition looks at the career of photojournalist Jacob Riis whose images of New York City’s slum conditions more than 100 years ago helped spur social reforms.

“Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half” opens Wednesday at The Museum of the City of New York.

Riis’ photographs and writings depicting the inhumane conditions of New York’s immigrant poor earned him praise as the city’s “most useful citizen.”

The exhibition presents his photographs in various formats including lantern slides as his contemporary audience would have seen them.

It also includes Riis’ papers from the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library, including scrapbooks, journals and personal correspondence.

Riis died in 1914.

The exhibition runs through March 20, 2016.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide