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Author Burgan, Michael, author.

Title Exposing hidden worlds : how Jacob Riis' photos became tools for social reform / by Michael Burgan.

Publication Info. North Mankato, Minnesota : Compass Point Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 RII    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 RII    AVAILABLE
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Description 64 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
age Children lcdgt
Series Captured history.
Audience Age: 10-12.
Grade 4 to 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 63) and index.
Summary President Theodore Roosevelt called Jacob Riis the best American I ever knew. The pioneering photojournalist an immigrant from Denmark drew attention to the poverty and evils of slum life in the late 1800s. Riis won national acclaim when his photos illustrated his bestselling book How the Other Half Lives. The book focused on the difficult time immigrants faced as thousands of newcomers flooded into the United States each year. Riis called for reform and hoped to prod government officials to help the poor people who were forced to live under horrible conditions. The impact of Riis photos came from capturing the poor and homeless as they lived and worked, with the subjects eyes often staring directly into the camera. The great photographer Ansel Adams called them magnificent achievements in the field of humanistic photography. But the reforms that came from Riis work have not eliminated urban poverty and homelessness, and important work remains to be done
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 7 2 189641.
Subject Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914 -- Juvenile literature.
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Journalists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780756556181 (library binding)
075655618X (library binding)
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