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Jacob Riis - The Other Half

A pioneer of the documentary genre, Jacob Riis used his camera to capture the impoverished conditions of people living in the slums of New York’s Lower Manhattan. In this first exhibition of the Danish-American photographer, journalist and social reformer’s work in the Netherlands, ‘The Other Half’ shows how images, illustrated lectures and books can effect change to the squalid situations of society’s forgotten people. See it at Amsterdam’s Foam Photography Museum from 16 February to 15 April 2018.