JACOB RIIS PHOTOGRAPHY

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My wife and I were watching "Fantastic Beasts" the other night and I was enjoying the art direction of the film. Especially how they nailed the feeling of the New York City tenement buildings of the early 1900's. It really made me think of the photography work of Jacob Riis. With textbook Black and White photography, his portrayal of how the poor of New York City lived was both ethereal and heartbreaking. It helped expose the life in NYC during a time that no one was comfortable talking about. Give it a visit.