The exhibition for which the book serves as catalog contains three photographs by the late Jerome Liebling, founder of Hampshire’s outstanding film, photography, and video program. That show, “The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951,” opened November 4 and runs through March 25 at The Jewish Museum in New York City.
Lesy's essay, "Paper World," discusses the world of stories and pictures published in mass circulation magazines, tabloids, and newspapers. It is the world in which Photo League members lived and worked, with the thought that they could change the content of "the news." The piece ends with "Look" and "Life" magazines.
Active from 1936 to 1951, the Photo League was an organization formed by young photographers who captured images of everyday life on the vibrant streets of New York City. The Radical Camera “explores the fascinating blend of aesthetics and social activism at the heart of the Photo League,” with images offering strong social commentary “on issues of class, child labor, and opportunity.” Photo League artists had enormous influence on modern photography.
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