Jacob August Riis (1849-1914) was a Danish- American muckraker
journalist, photographer, and social reformer. He is known for his
dedication to using his photographic and journalistic talents to
help the less fortunate in New York City, which was the subject of
most of his prolific writings and photographic essays. He helped
with the implementation of "model tenements" in New York with the
help of humanitarian Lawrence Veiller. As one of the first
photographers to use flash, he is considered a pioneer in
photography. His works include: How the Other Half Lives (1891),
The Children of the Poor (1892), Out of Mulberry Street (1896), A
Ten Years' War (1900), The Making of an American (1901), The Battle
with the Slum (1902), Children of the Tenements (1902), The Peril
and the Preservation of the Home (1903), Theodore Roosevelt: The
Citizen (1904), The Old Town (1909), Hero Tales of the Far North
(1910) and Neighbors: Life Stories of the Other Half.
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