‘Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half’ (Through Sunday, March 20)

    Date: 10/19/2015 - 03/20/2016

    Time: All Day

    Location: Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Ave., Manhattan)

    Price: Included with museum admission | get free MCNY admission here

    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. Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half features photographs by Riis and his contemporaries, as well as his handwritten journals and personal correspondence.

    This is the first major retrospective of Riis’s photographic work in the U.S. since the City Museum’s seminal 1947 exhibition, The Battle with the Slum, and for the first time unites his photographs and his archive, which belongs to the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library.

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