Posts Tagged “New York”

Jacob Riis – An Energetic Gentleman

by Hypnotheis on February 28, 2011

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 (…)

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Stiffs are easy

by Hypnotheis on February 25, 2011

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.