In Riis’s Footsteps: Photographers and Social Advocacy
Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York
In the late 19th century, Jacob Riis pioneered the use of flash photography in journalism in order to reveal the squalor of tenement life on the Lower East Side. Today, many photographers continue his mission of social advocacy, documenting the lives of the marginalized “other half” in an effort to challenge stereotypes, assert the humanity of their subjects, and inspire change. Join a panel of acclaimed photographers for a conversation about the role that social conscience plays in their work and the art of documentary photography. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half.
Register online at mcny.org/programs
Use the code RIIS for discount tickets!
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