In Riis’s Footsteps: Photographers and Social Advocacy At MCNY

Panel at MCNY inspired by the Jacob Riis show (Jacob Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half) curated by faculty member Bonnie Yochelson and featuring alum Thomas Holton.

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.

Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 pm

Museum of City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street) New York, NY 10029