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Jacob riis would take pictures of the poor and show

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Unformatted text preview: Jacob Riis basically stared the act of documentary photography. Martha Rosler states that documentary carries old information about a group of powerless people to another group addressed as socially powerful. Therefore, there is a reciprocal relationship beween the photographer and the subject. Jacob Riis would take pictures of the poor and show the upper and middle classes how the lower class lived. He thought that if people saw this, they would not tolerate it. This brought on sympathy for the poor. The subjects of this photo were looked at as...
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