Sociedad Latina de Comunicación Social, 2014. The other half: the life of Jacob Riis and the world of immigrant America 2008 p. Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York Description: Jacob Riis 1849-1914 spent his first years in the United States as an immigrant and itinerant laborer, barely surviving on his carpentry skills until he landed a job as a muckraking reporter. Photography and Social Mobility in the Career of Jacob Riis. New York: New Press, 2007. Room Overcrowding and the Lodger Evil.
The Other Half: The Life of Jacob Riis and the World of Immigrant America 2008 331 pp. Riis did not consider himself a skilled photographer and with good reason , but his images portray unforgettable people and settings. Interestingly, he even used the early work of Lewis Hine. In this context, Rediscovering Jacob Riis will prove a valuable resource in employing the Riis collection of photographs in a more thoughtful and critical way. She argues that while Riis is rightly considered a revolutionary in the history of photography, he was not a photographic artist. Work with Progressive Movement a.
Yochelson, Bonnie and Czitrom, Daniel, Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York. Czitrom constructs a rich social and historical context for Riis's career, including his many journalistic predecessors and influential reformers like Felix Adler and Lawrence Veiller. Revista de estudios históricos sobre la imagen, n. Here, the authors place Riis's images and book in historical context, exposing Riis as both the photographer and social reformer--a writer and lecturer who harnessed the power of photography to affect social change and, in so doing, still inspires urban reformers today. University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Remembered as a pioneering photographer, he was the first to photograph the conditions of New York City slums. His reportage and photos—while somewhat flawed by personal and political biases—resonate today. Riis's belief in the dominant power of the environment to shape people's lives shared the same room with his belief in the fixity of ethnic and racial characteristics. New York: Charities Publication Committee, 1911. La Laguna Tenerife : Cuadernos de Bellas Artes, volumes 28 and 29. His path to renown began in 1889 when his tenement housing reports appeared in Christian Union magazine. I have been using slides of his photographs in an undergraduate immigration course for two decades.
Instead, Riis was a writer and lecturer who first harnessed the power of photography to affect social change. Urban poverty remains a national blight. Motives and Results of the Social Settlement Movement: Notes on an Exhibit Installed in the Social Museum of Harvard University. New York: Evening Post Job Print. Overall Jacob Riis had a major Impact b. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
Art historian Yochelson and history professor Czitrom examine the life and legacy of Jacob Riis. The Settlement Horizon: A National Estimate. Are some immigrant groups less likely to escape tenement life? New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1922. Czitrom's Riis embodies a linear trajectory, from impoverished Danish immigrant to police reporter on the Lower East Side to friend and associate of powerful reformers and politicians, including Theodore Roosevelt. Un estudio comparativo de su obra literaria y fotográfica.