Monday, November 7, 2011
Jerome Liebling "Butterfly Boy" 1949
Timely Exhibit at the Jewish Museum, NYC
November 04, 2011 - March 25, 2012
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.