Posts Tagged: New York

Jacob Riis – An Energetic Gentleman

Jacob August Riis emigrated from Denmark to America in 1870, when he was 21, seeking employment as a carpenter. He died in 1914 a personal friend of the president, Theodore Roosevelt.

Prof. Hasia Diner and Dr. Robert Cohen discuss ways for teachers to contextualize Jacob Riis’ photographs when teaching American immigration history.

Stiffs are easy

A favorite of mine, Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee, was a New York city freelance news photographer from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Here he talks about his career and gives advice to those wanting to become news photographers.