Jacob Riis: Reporter and Reformer
Jacob Riis (1849-1914) was born in Denmark and emigrated to America at the age of 21. After several years of poverty, he found work as a police reporter, which took him into the worst of New York's ghettos and tenements. Appalled by the conditions he found there, he began to use the primitive new flash technology to photograph the dark places that had never before been so...more
Hardcover, 175 pages
Published December 2nd 2005 by Oxford University Press
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