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Jacob Riis (1849-1914) was a journalist, photographer and social reformer; originally
from Denmark, he arrived in the US in 1870. He pioneered documentary photography and
used his art to comment on and incite awareness about societal problems, including
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Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914