Jacob Riis

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1. Read Jacob Riis’ account of working girls in New York. Documenting and photographing the working poor, Riis’ work brought attention to the slums of NY, alarming many who were not in the know.
The following article from NPR will give you a clear background as well as a short cool vid clip on old school way of Riis using flash photography in capturing images of people living in the slums:
After reading, write a response to the following questions in one page:
– Today there are plenty of more work restrictions placed so that workers have fair treatment. However, there are obviously many problems with child labor and human trafficking. What is your opinion of what the government’s role is in this issue? The individual’s role?

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