History of Photography

 

 

 





 


 



 
William Henry Fox Talbot
(1800-1877)
 
Cameron Julla
(1815-1879)
Nadar
(1820-1910)
Muybrige Eadweard
(1830-1904)
 
Timothy O'Sullivan
(1840-1882)
 
Riis Jacob
(1849-1914)
 
Atget Eugene
(1857-1927)
 
Stieglitz  Alfred
(1864-1946)
 
Bellocg E.J.
(1873-1949)
 
Hine Levis
(1874-1940)
 
Steichen Edward
(1879-1973)
 
Coburn Alvin
(1882-1966)
 
  Cunningham Imogen
(1883-1976)
 
 
 


 

 

 
 
Jacob Riis

(b Ribe, Denmark, 3 May 1849; d Barre, MA, 26 May 1914).

 American photographer of Danish birth. The son of a school-teacher and editor, he was well-educated when he came to the USA in 1870. He was a self-taught photographer and worked at a variety of jobs before becoming a journalist, and he understood the power of the written and illustrated word. Riisís work in journalism began in 1873 when he was employed by the New York News Association. By 1874 he was editor and then owner of the South Brooklyn News. In 1878 he won a coveted job as a police-reporter at the Tribune and found the basis of his lifeís work in his assigned territory, Mulberry Bend, where the worst slums and tenements were (e.g. Mulberry Bend as It Was).

 


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