Those people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on the old dry plates of sixty years ago . . . I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. And they in turn seem to be aware of me.

from preface of Jacob A. Riis: Photographer & Citizen (1947)

Jacob A Riis : Photographer & Citizen by Alexander, Sr. Alland

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