Monday, November 7, 2011

Jerome Liebling "Butterfly Boy" 1949


Timely Exhibit at the Jewish Museum, NYC

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



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. 


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