Many of you have chosen one aspect of New York City as your topic for your photo essay.
Jacob Riis, a native of Denmark, was a early photojournalist. And, New York City was his subject. He started as a crime reporter on The New York Tribune in the late 1800’s.
In the turn of the 20th century, this social reformer used his images as well as his writings to bring attention to the conditions in the City’s slums.
He captured images of malnourished children, immigrant families jammed into tenements, and alleyways filled with garbage.
His photographs as well as his handwritten journals and personal correspondence are now on display at The Museum of The City of New York from October 14th 2015 to March 20, 2016.