"Lodgers in a Crowded Bayard Street Tenement--'Five Cents a Spot'". 1889. Foto: Jacob A. Riis Source http://www.americanyawp.com/text/how-the-other-half-lived-photographs-of-jacob-riis/

Linkbox om Jacob August Riis, født 3. maj 1849 i Ribe – død 26. maj 1914 i Massachusetts, USA.
(Tidsskriftcentret, august 2009)


Jacob August Riis er ikke interessant, fordi han er af dansk oprindelse, og ikke kun fordi han er et stort navn i fotohistorie. Han dokumenterede som fotograf livet i New York i begyndelsen af forrige århundere, og viste “How the other half lives”, som også er titlen på hans hovedværk.

Opstartet august 2009.

Gravsted: Jacob Riis – Riverside Cemetery, Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA.

Jacob A. Riis, ca. 1900 (Library of Congress. By Benjamin Frances Johnston 1864-1952)
Jacob A. Riis, ca. 1900 (Library of Congress. By Benjamin Frances Johnston 1864-1952)

Jacob A. Riis (Denstoredanske.dk)

Jacob A. Riis (Wikipedia.dk). Meget kort dansk intro, med bibliografi.

Jacob A. Riis (Wikipedia.org). Engelsksproget – markeret som “fremragende artikel” og med works, memorials,references, external links. En del værker online her.

Også link til hovedværket: How the Other Half Lives

Den fordanskede amerikaner. Kronik af Benny Lihme (Politiken, 1. januar 2009)

Jacob A. Riis : Danmarks største fotograf. (Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2008)
Udstilling 24. oktober 2008 – 24. januar 2009, Det Nationale Fotomuseum

Med bl.a. Prøv spillet Jacob Riis – København & Opload dine billeder.

Introduktion til udstillingen: Historien om den ideelle amerikaner. Forfatter: Tom Buk-Swienty.

Jacob Riis og den amerikanske drøm. Bliver Jacob Riis i USA brugt til at flygte fra et socialt ansvar? Tekst og foto af Jacob Holdt (Politiken, 31 december 1994)
(med link til tv-interview: I anledning af Robert Fox nye film om Jacob Riis blev jeg hevet i studiet for at fortælle om min forgænger. (07:57 min., DR1) [om Flash of a Dream, se nedenfor]

Se også: Jacob Holdt om Jacob Riis
(Tv2 Morgen)

Flash of a dream (Robert Fox, DK, 2002). 55 min. DK/Dokumentarfilm 35 mm ws Farve … (På CinemaZone.dk). Dokumentarfilm om den danskfødte fotograf og journalist Jacob A. Riis.
“Jacob Riis er da den mest berømte dansker, der har levet. Er der tvivl om det?” .. siger instruktøren Robert Fox. Se: På sporet af Riis (Fyens.dk, 22. februar 2002)

TheOldPhotoAlbum : Take a walk down memory lane : Jacob Riis. 15 photos.

Revisiting the Other Half of Jacob Riis. By Sewell Chan. (New York Times, February 28, 2008) With slide-show, 13 pics.

Bartleby.com

Jacob Riis Collection at Bartleby [online works]

How the Other Half Lives (1890)

The Battle with the Slum (1902)

Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen””A Biography (1904)

The Making of an American (1901)

The Autentic History Center (AHC) Post Civil War

"How the Other Side Lives"
“How the Other Side Lives”

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York by Jacob A. Riis; with illustrations chiefly from photographs taken by the author (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1890. – xv, 304 p. front, illus., plans. 20 cm)

Intro: Riis “.. greatly influenced future “muckraking” journalism. The original work featured fifteen halftone images and forty-three drawings based on photographs. Due to the recent invention of magnesium flash, Riis was able to venture into the dimly lit areas of tenements and document the wretched conditions in which the “other half” lived and worked. Later editions of his work were printed with photographs replacing most of the drawings, possible thanks to improved printing techniques. Riis’s work was also pioneering in that he mostly attributed the plight of the poor to environmental conditions. However, his work was not without its flaws. He divided the poor into two categories: deserving of assistance (mostly women and children) and undeserving (mostly the unemployed and intractably criminal). He wrote with prejudice about Jews, Italians, and Irish, and he stopped short of calling for government intervention. Still, the catalyst of his work was a genuine sympathy for his subjects, and his work shocked most wealthy New Yorkers who had no idea such a world existed within a few miles of their own opulent neighborhoods”.

YouTube.com:

Jacob Riis Clip (9:45 min.). Biografisk gennemgang, amerikansk tale, m. vægt på bogen How The Other Half Lives.


How the Other Half Lives
. By Jacob Riis (9:42 min.) – from Pictures at an Exhibition

Info: “This video, with narration from Jacob Riis’ “How the Other Half Lives” and with photos of tenement housing and life in New York City at the end of the 19th century, provides an excellent insight into immigrant life in the US after the influx of the “new” immigrants.”

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