Riis' Photography: Connecting the Past to the Present

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The slideshow connects the photography of Jacob A. Riis to the present day through contemporary artists. The photographers in this series has one ideal in common: They used their photography to spread social awareness for a current cause or issue, and shed light on the culture that the people lived in- whether it was the tenement housing, a crack den, or a circus side show.

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Riis' Photography: Connecting the Past to the Present

  1. 1. Jacob August Riis
  2. 16. Diane Arbus
  3. 24. Nan Goldin
  4. 29. Larry Clark

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