How does one go about showing the world the consequences of a broken society, the hunger of the people, the unsafe working conditions of underpaid men, women, and children? Sometimes, they just need to take a picture.
Jacob Riis, pronounced Reese, was a pioneer in social reform during the Progressive Era. Click the photo to view some of his most amazing work.
Lewis Hine photographed society as it was to demonstrate the truth behind child labor, poverty, and lost youth in the Progressive Era. Click the photo to see his work.