Jacob Riis's camera : bringing light to tenement children
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Jacob Riis's camera : bringing light to tenement children

By O'Neill, Alexis, 1949- author.
Kelley, Gary, 1945- illustrator.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914, photographer.

Genre History.

Published [2020] by Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, New York

ISBN 9781629798660

Bib Id 2352527

Copyright 2020

Edition First edition.

Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, black and white photographs ; 29 cm

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LCCN
2019-939441
ISBN
9781629798660 (hardcover) $19.00
1629798665
Call #
J B Riis O
Title
Jacob Riis's camera : bringing light to tenement children
Edition
First edition.
Publication Information
[2020] by Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, New York :
Copyright Date
©2020
Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, black and white photographs ; 29 cm
Note
Includes glossary, timeline, source notes, and more.
Summary
"Jacob Riis was familiar with poverty. He did his best to combat it in his hometown of Ribe, Denmark, and he experienced it when he immigrated to the United States in 1870. Jobs for immigrants were hard to get and keep, and Jacob often found himself penniless, sleeping on the streets or in filthy homeless shelters. When he became a journalist, Jacob couldn't stop seeing the poverty in the city around him. He began to photograph overcrowded tenement buildings and their impoverished residents, using newly developed flash powder to illuminate the constantly dark rooms to expose the unacceptable conditions. His photographs inspired the people of New York to take action. Gary Kelley's detailed illustrations perfectly accompany Alexis O'Neill's engaging text in this STEAM title for young readers" --Amazon.com.
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