GL Strand

Jacob A. Riis - Light in Dark Places

01 Oct 2016 - 08 Jan 2017

In 2016-2017 Kunstforeningen GL SRAND presents an exhibition about the Danish-American Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914), who is known for his ground-breaking photojournalistic work. His photos were part of his work to improve the living conditions of the many poor imigrants in New York.

The exhibition tells the story of Riis' pioneering work and an important part of American history through photos, texts excepts, magazines and letters.
The exhibition brings together the photos by Riis and his archive, which together tells the story of his life and work. It is originally produced by the Museum of the City of New York, hereafter presented at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and is now shown in a revised version at GL STRAND and at Ribe Art Museum in the spring 2017.