Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951

New York's Photo League The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951 at The Jewish Museum in New York, NY. "...In 1936 a group of young, idealistic photographers, most of them Jewish, first-generation Americans, formed an organization in Manhattan called the Photo League. Their solidarity centered on a belief in the expressive power of the documentary photograph and on a progressive alliance in the 1930s of socialist ideas and art. The Radical Camera presents the contested path of the documentary photograph during a tumultuous period that spanned the New Deal reforms of the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War."


Anonymous Austin Scott Brooks said...

Have you been to The Radical Camera exhibition at the Jewish Museum? It was an awesome exhibit. I was really surprised by the story behind the photos and found myself loving the exhibit even more for it!

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