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by Daniel Czitrom,Bonnie Yochelson

  • ISBN: 1595581995
  • Category: History
  • Author: Daniel Czitrom,Bonnie Yochelson
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: New Press; First Edition (1st printing) edition (February 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 336 pages
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Czitrom chronicles Riis's life from his birth in 1849 to 1890; from there Yochelson carries the story to his death in 1914, studding her half of the book with Riis's photographs.

Czitrom chronicles Riis's life from his birth in 1849 to 1890; from there Yochelson carries the story to his death in 1914, studding her half of the book with Riis's photographs. Riis did not consider himself a skilled photographer (and with good reason), but his images portray unforgettable people and settings. His reportage and photos-while somewhat flawed by personal and political biases-resonate today. Must so many new immigrants, he asked, begin their lives in the . housed in slums? What should government, churches and private philanthropies do to help?

In Rediscovering Jacob Riis Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom address the complex legacy of the pioneering .

In Rediscovering Jacob Riis Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom address the complex legacy of the pioneering social reformer. In a work of highly original scholarship, they reclaim Riis from the art camp, relocating him in the field of social and cultural history. Extensively illustrated with Riis’s images, Rediscovering Jacob Riis is revisionist history at its best, as appealing to photographers, journalists, and social historians as it is to the general reader. Bonnie Yochelson, formerly curator of prints and photographs at the Museum of the City of New York, teaches at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

With Rediscovering Jacob Riis, art historian Bonnie Yochelson and historian Daniel Czitrom place Jacob Riis’s images in historical context even as they expose a clear sightline to the present. In the first half of their book, Czitrom explores Riis’s reporting and activism within the gritty specifics of Gilded Age New York: its new immigrants, its political machines, its fiercely competitive journalism, its evangelical reformers, and its labor movement

But regardless of his philosophy, Riis’s photographs remain indelible. Rediscovering jacob riis

But regardless of his philosophy, Riis’s photographs remain indelible. Making use of newly invented magnesium flash powder, he brought the brilliant light of a new medium to bear on a netherworld that had never been photographically recorded. In this book, Czitrom and Yochelson attempt to debunk some of the aestheticization and to reclaim for Riis a more complex historical role: as an opportunist and evangelist of reform. Reassessments aside, Riis’s lightning-flash images of social catastrophe still have the power to shock, even after 120 years. Rediscovering jacob riis. Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York.

Rediscovering Jacob Riis Bonnie Yochelson & Daniel Czitrom. The University of Chicago Press.

Rediscovering Jacob Riis. Bonnie Yochelson & Daniel Czitrom. That project was supervised by Bonnie Yochelson, formerly the museum’s Curator of Prints and Photographs.

More than 90 years after his death Jacob Riis is still considered a pioneering photographer. He was the first to document the New York slums, publicising in haunting photographs the plight of the urban poor at the height of European immigration to the city

More than 90 years after his death Jacob Riis is still considered a pioneering photographer. He was the first to document the New York slums, publicising in haunting photographs the plight of the urban poor at the height of European immigration to the city. But Riis always maintained that he was no good at all as a photographer' and in recent years has been disparaged for racist views and political opportunitism. Here, the complex legacy of Jacob Riis is explored and explained. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout.

Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. The Reformer, His Journalism, and His Photographs. Published February 1, 2008 by New Press.

Bonnie Yochelson, Daniel J. Czitrom. Jacob Riis and the Power of Visual Journalism. Yet the Riis who emerges in both sections of this book comes across as an accidental creative hero. Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York. New York: New Press, 2007. It was Winston Churchill who made this rather interesting remark about the role of history in his life: History will be kind to me because I intend to write it. He was not alone.

Request PDF On Sep 1, 2008, Laura Hapke and others published Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and . Today we feature an interview with Kevin Mumford about his new book Newark. A History of Race, Rights and Riots in America (New York University Press, 2007).

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Rediscovering Jacob Riis, the book that Yochelson and Czitrom collaborated on, is. .

Rediscovering Jacob Riis, the book that Yochelson and Czitrom collaborated on, is one of two new books about Riis. The Other Half is the title of a new biography by Tom Buk-Swienty, a Danish historian and former newspaper correspondent in the United States. Although his innovations quickly became commonplace, Riis posed a series of urgent, often implicit, questions to himself and his readers, which remain surprisingly apt today: What is the structural relationship between persistent poverty and new immigrants?

A provocative new illustrated history of the famed early chronicler of New York's immigrant poor, seen here as an opportunistic, camera-toting social reformer whose legacy lives on."I don't remember my mother or my aunts and uncles talking of their father as a photographer....In his letters—I have read most of them—he never mentions a camera."—J. Riis Owre (grandson of Jacob Riis)More than ninety years after his death, Jacob Riis maintains a stubbornly persistent hold on the American imagination. Remembered as a pioneering photographer, he was the first to document the state of New York's slums, publicizing in haunting photographs the plight of the urban poor at the height of European immigration to the city. But Riis confessed to being "no good at all as a photographer" and in recent years has been disparaged for racist views and political opportunism.In Rediscovering Jacob Riis, Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom address the complex legacy of the pioneering social reformer. In a work of highly original scholarship, they reclaim Riis from the art camp, relocating him in the field of social and cultural history. Their provocative new book reveals Riis to be an inspired self-promoter who, although neither an original thinker nor a serious photographer, nevertheless framed the discussion of urban poverty in terms still relevant today.Extensively illustrated with Riis's images, Rediscovering Jacob Riis is revisionist history at its best, as appealing to photographers, journalists, and social historians as it is to the general reader.
Reviews about Rediscovering Jacob Riis: The Reformer, His Journalism, and His Photographs (4):
Tygokasa
item just as described. packaged nicely and quick delivery. A+
Weernis
While I'm no expert on the subject, I'd guess this will become one of the definitive bios on Jacob Riis, and also contains many of his important photos as a bonus. The reproduction quality is good enough -- probably better than the original print publications -- but not exceptional.
Nafyn
This is a photographer that I personally had never heard of before I read the book review. This book gave me a realistic view of how my great-grandmother and her mother, lived when the arrived in New York in 1896. I enjoyed it, it captures the weariness of the times
Thiama
This book really has something for everyone, whether you're new to learning about Riis' reform work or a historian familiar with the subject. It's made up of two well-written, clear essays: the first focuses on Riis in a historical perspective, full of details about the late nineteenth-century city, while the second looks at Riis' images and the ways they were altered, manipulated and re-drawn in popular publications. If you're just an interested reader, there's plenty here to engage you-- the politics of urban reform, the discussions of the images (the reproductions are excellent), the variety offered by having two essays rather than a single author. As a historian, though, I think there's a wider and really fascinating argument being made here. Traditionally, Riis has been placed at the beginning of a reform tradition that then moves through Lewis Hine up to the FSA and onward; historians have accepted that, but struggled with Riis' sentimentality, his 'faking' of his images, the shared authorship of the photos etc. as compared with Hine and later photographers. The authors here argue that the chronology is in fact mistaken, and place Hine at the beginning of the social documentary movement. They argue that Riis is best understood as one of the last of the urban-voyeur movement, and that How the Other Half Lives belong in the 19th-century tradition of the "sunshine-and-shadow" guidebooks. Their evidence is based not just in the pictures and text, but in how Riis used the images in his lectures, and in his own disinterest in the images as part of his legacy; it's a very convincing argument, clearly made, and I think it makes a lot of sense out of Riis and offers a satisfying re-imagining of the trajectory of reform photography. Historians haven't really engaged with this book yet, though-- I'm still seeing a lot on Riis and Hine placed together-- but it deserves more attention from Gilded Age/20th-centuryists. If you're a general reader, don't let that put you off this book! But if you're a historian with an interest in the period, definitely check it out... interesting and original stuff, and a much-needed addition to the writing on Jacob Riis.

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