Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half
A private guided tour at the Museum of the City of New York
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.
Village Preservation members will enjoy a private, curated guided tour of this exhibit that focuses on conditions in the Lower East Side/East Village that were photographed by Jacob Riis.
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
- 11:35 am