donderdag 22 maart 2018

The other half

In 1870 Danish immigrant Jacob Riis (1849-1914) arrived in New York. With 21 years old and no money he felt involved with the bad circumstances the people in the Lower East Side of New York had to live.

He became an important journalist and a social reformer and is now regarded as one of the founders of the documentary photography.

The Photography "Museum FOAM" in Amsterdam has an interesting exhibition "The Other Half" about him.

14 opmerkingen:

  1. foto's die je niet direct verwacht Marianne

    een bezoek meer dan waard, lijkt me

    prettige dag

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  2. These are very atmospheric photos. They make you try to imagine living in those circumstances.

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  3. How wonderful to see the old black and white images from times past. I would have been at this exhibition in a flash Marianne!

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  4. Wonderful pics! Look like scary places!

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  5. Jacob Riis certainly did a great job of photographing the social injustice of his time.

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  6. I would love to see his work. It's important to have photographers like him capturing life as it is seen.

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  7. Have you every wonder our blogs or any part will actual be in some documentary in future.
    Coffee is on

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  8. I shall have to research this man!

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  9. What a wonderful story!
    Kay
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  10. Jacob Riis certainly did a great job of photographing the social injustice of his time.
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    Gclub

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