Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Radical Camera at the Jewish Museum Until Next Week!

The Jewish Museum now has an exhibit of photographs that tell a very New York story. In the neighborhoods, and streets of this city there was a young group of artist who looked at the life of the city through their cameras. They where New York's Photo League. They started in the 30's and spent over 15 years exploring the art behind documentary photography. The pictures of children at work before child Labor Laws are shockingly beautiful. This is such a wonderful set of images. Its like an eye on the city. These Black and White's are so real that they almost reach out at you. If some time opens up next week go up to the Museum Mile and catch The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951 at the Jewish Museum.

“The Photo League students take their camera anywhere . . . they want to tell us about New York and some of the people who live there . . . there was almost a sense of desperation in the desire to convey messages of sociological import.”

The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951 - March 25, 2012

Saturday through Tuesday
11:00am - 5:45pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Adults: $12
Seniors/65 & over: $10
Students: $ 7.50
Children under 12: Free
Jewish Museum Members: Free
Saturdays: Free

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