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Jacob Riis: How the Other Half Lives

  • 100 North Blvd. At River Road Baton Rouge, LA 70801
  • Louisiana's Old State Capitol
  • January 28, 2021 - March 16, 2021
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
  • (225) 342-0500

 Jacob Riis was a pioneering newpaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. 

His then-novel idea of using photographs of the city’s slums to illustrate the plight of impoverished residents established Riis as forerunner of modern photojournalism. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives features photographs by Riis and his contemporaries, as well as his handwritten journals and personal correspondence. The exhibit will be on display at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol from Jan. 28 through March 16.

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